Author Archives: Larry Luxner

TV Personality Montel Williams Launches ‘My MS: Second Act’

A little over 20 years ago, Montel Williams learned once and for all that he had multiple sclerosis (MS). But that determination should have happened long before then, said the well-known TV personality — who’s made fighting the neurodegenerative disease his life’s mission. Williams, 63, was the star attraction…

Newly Published NMSS Study Confirms Nearly 1 Million Americans Have MS

It’s finally official: Around 900,000 Americans and quite possibly more than that have multiple sclerosis (MS) — easily double the long-accepted figure of 400,000. Since MS News Today first reported on this finding in November 2017, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) study, which reached that conclusion, has…

5 MS Patients Across US Talk About How Ocrevus Has Changed Their Lives

It’s been a little over a year since U.S. regulators approved Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) as the first treatment for both relapsing and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) — a disabling neurological disease now believed to affect nearly one million Americans. While the jury’s still out regarding the therapy’s…

Ocrevus a Year After Approval: Views of Some MS Experts

A year after U.S. regulators approved Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) as the first treatment for both the relapsing and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis, a prominent neurologist involved in the Phase 3 clinical trials that led to its authorization says it has been beneficial for some MS patients. But it’s simply…

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