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9 December 2014

Subsidised Vitamin D tests still available for people with MS

A recent review of vitamin D testing conducted by the Medicare Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended tighter regulations around the availability of vitamin D testing.

The aim of the review was to identify people at high-risk of conditions and diseases related to low vitamin D...

couple receiving award
14 November 2014

Mount Colah couple awarded highest MS Australia accolade

Two dedicated fundraisers and advocates have been formally recognised for their years of commitment to helping those in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community.

Mike and Katrina Hemingway, founding members of Foundation 5 Million have been awarded the 2014 John Studdy Award, MS...

advocates outside parliament house
5 November 2014

MS National Advocates Conference 2014

From 27-29 October, MS Australia held its annual National Advocates Conference in Canberra. All 12 Advocates from across Australia came together for the two day event to discuss key priorities for people with multiple sclerosis and to meet with key policy makers to profile issues currently...

bottle of medication
24 October 2014

European patient shows signs of PML

The pharmaceutical sponsor of Tecfidera, Biogen Idec, has this week notified neurologists of one case of Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in an individual currently being treated with Tecfidera in Europe.

Thousands of people with MS around the world are currently treated...

bottle of medication
17 September 2014

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee November Meeting

This November the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) will consider two new MS treatments for subsidisation.

The first, Lemtrada is a Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) approved treatment that has previously received PBAC approval but requires resubmission to finalise...

DNA cells
15 September 2014

MS Research Australia joins the Progressive MS Alliance

MS Research Australia has joined MS organisations in the USA, UK, Italy, Denmark, Spain and Canada in a global alliance to end progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), making Australia the first member in the Southern Hemisphere to have a seat at the table.

The International Progressive MS...

brain cells
4 September 2014

UK Researchers discover new technique for treating auto-immune conditions

New research published in the scientific journal Nature Communications overnight shows researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to stop immune cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

The discovery holds potential for thousands of Australians living with autoimmune...

brain cells
4 September 2014

UK Researchers discover new technique for treating auto-immune conditions

New research published in the scientific journal Nature Communications overnight shows researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to stop immune cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

The discovery holds potential for thousands of Australians living with autoimmune...

7 July 2014

Statement from MS Australia President David Barnes AM on Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Australia and Northern Territory (MS SA/NT)

"Today the Board of MS SA/NT will implement a number of recommendations from a recent independent review of their operations by MS Western Australia (MSWA).

“The recommendations will involve MS SA/NT receiving financial support from Multiple Sclerosis Australia and three sister societies...

1 July 2014

Review of Federal Welfare System

In December 2013, the Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, commissioned a review of Australia’s welfare system.

The stated aim of the Review was “to identify improvements to ensure the social support system is sustainable, effective and coherent, and encourages people...

26 June 2014

MS Australia response to ABC Ramp Up piece

Here is a link to an opinion piece posted on ABC's Ramp Up today.

In reply, MS Australia CEO Debra Cerasa said...

"MS Australia and our state member organisations...

26 June 2014

MS Australia response to ABC Ramp Up piece

Here is a link to an opinion piece posted on ABC's Ramp Up today.

In reply, MS Australia CEO Debra Cerasa said...

"MS Australia and our state member organisations...

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