Treating Your MS provides an up-to-date explanation of the medications used to treat multiple sclerosis. Part 1 reviews how environmental and genetic factors contribute to immune dysfunction and includes a chapter on the effects of pregnancy on MS. Part 2 provides separate chapters on all of the current MS therapies: interferons, Copaxone, Tysabri, Gilenya, Tecfidera, Aubagio and Lemtrada. The history and development of each drug is explained, and the author reviews the data from clinical trials to provide a detailed analysis of the effects and side effects of the medications. The final chapter provides a framework for individuals to make an informed decision for selecting the best therapy for their MS.
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Steven Manners is the writer/editor of MSology (www.msology.ca), a weekly news service for people affected by MS, and NeuroSens, a biweekly news service on neurology and psychiatry. For ten years he served as writer/editor of the largest-circulation magazine in Canada for people with MS. Manners is the author of six books, including Super Pills, a cultural history of prescription drugs.
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