Sunday, May 11

Doctor’s discovery makes a difference for MS patients

It took Derrick Berg more than 15 years and a string of medications before he found a drug that could alleviate many of the symptoms that came with having multiple sclerosis (MS).

There’s just one problem. The drug, Tysabri, has the potential to cause a fatal brain virus, which is something multiple sclerosis sufferers such as Berg, of Oak Creek, have had to fear when opting to go on the medication.

Tysabri was initially approved by the Federal Drug Administration in November 2004, but was withdrawn by the manufacturer in February 2005, after three patients in the drug’s clinical trials developed the brain virus. In 2006, the drug was put back on the market and users were warned of the risk..........full story in the Business Journal along with Q and A