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research
11 May 2020

$1M funding commitment for MS research

MS Australia has announced a new funding boost of $1 million from MS Limited (which combines the state organisations from NSW, Vic, Tas and the ACT) to support MS research in Australia.
 
The funding will be used to fund further research into myelin repair and...
alcohol
6 May 2020

Alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic and MS brain health

Recently-released new data shows one in five Australians have bought more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are drinking more and have concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.

National polling by...

medicines
5 May 2020

MS treatments on July PBAC agenda

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations to the Australian Government about the medicines for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
 
Two treatments for MS will be considered by the Pharmaceutical...
MSA
30 April 2020

The MS Australia Board's statement in support of COVIDSafe App

The MS Australia Board strongly supports the Australian Government’s request for Australians to download the COVIDSafe App to assist in keeping Australians safe by limiting the spread of the virus.  
 
The...
medicine
24 April 2020

MS treatments announcements from PBAC

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) makes recommendations to the Australian Government about the medicines for subsidy through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Today (24 April 2020), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) made the following...

medicinal cannabis
31 March 2020

Report on Senate inquiry into barriers to access to medicinal cannabis in Australia tabled in Senate

The Senate’s Standing Committee on Community Affairs tabled its Report on an “Inquiry into the current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia” in the Senate on 25 March 2020.

With the help of the MS community, MS Australia and research partner organisation MS...

27 March 2020

Updated advice for persons with multiple sclerosis and related disorders regarding COVID-19 outbreak

Background

 

Since December 2019 following cases emerging in and around Wuhan, China most regions of the world have now experienced cases of a novel respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a new coronavirus which has been identified as SARS-CoV-2. The mortality of this...

Emily on bike
19 March 2020

An update from Paralympian cyclist Emily Petricola

On 13 January this year we introduced you to MS Australia Champion and paralympian cyclist Emily Petricola who talked to us about life with MS and training...

woman white mask
12 March 2020

Advice for patients with multiple sclerosis and related disorders regarding COVID-19 outbreak

(Superseded by 27 March 2020 news item)

Background

Since December 2019 following cases...

Washing hands - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and MS
4 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and MS

We know many people living with MS in Australia (and worldwide) are anxious about coronavirus – a new respiratory illness – and what it means for them.

Deidre Mackechnie, CEO, MS Australia says,

“we are aware of the concerns of the MS community in Australia. MS...

Deidre
13 February 2020

Parliamentary Friends of Multiple Sclerosis - Briefing on the latest MS research developments

On Wednesday 12 February, MS Australia was delighted to host a Parliamentary Friends of MS event in Parliament House, Canberra.  The event was arranged in response to a request from...
astrid and adam
7 February 2020

MS Australia welcomes Adam Bandt as the new Greens Leader

MS Australia welcomes the election of Adam Bandt as the new Leader of the Australian Greens in the Australian Parliament.

MS Australia has always enjoyed a progressive and productive relationship with the Australian Greens, including representation on our...

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