Thursday, June 02, 2011
the media face of Multiple Sclerosis
World MS Day was just a week ago. Googling through Multiple Sclerosis news for the past week I was somewhat surprised to see the media face of MS.
Believe stress makes MS worse? Is Multiple Sclerosis And Stress Related? New Study Says No
Don’t forget to take your Vitamin D! “Multiple sclerosis springs from environment, metabolism and genes interacting with Vitamin D” Multiple sclerosis mechanism uncovered
It’s tick season so this one not only makes sense but also touches on the complications in diagnosing MS and/or a misdiagnoses of MS. “Notorious in medical circles as a great imitator, Lyme disease …mirror other conditions like multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.” Pennsylvania leads country in Lyme disease cases
MS awareness is obviously low in the criminal community. man with multiple sclerosis has wheelchair stolen
, one hand prescribes Sativex while the other refuses to pay for it. MS patients denied licensed cannabis drug by NHS UK
Yet through it all, the ‘business’ of Multiple Sclerosis has been a steady source of news. “The MS market is a lucrative and high-margin one, with many treatments costing about $40,000 a year. The current top selling drugs … generate combined annual sales of about $11 billion.” Stocks to watch in the MS drug market
$11 billion is apparently just not enough as Bayer (maker of Betaseron) is reportedly cutting 540 jobs out of
economy and outsourcing their plant to California . Is ‘outsourcing’ to Germany correct media usage, when Bayer is a German company? Germany
Could any week be complete without pop culture … Meredith Viera doesn't want to be known as the woman who quit her high-paying job to take care of her ailing husband with Multiple Sclerosis.
Living with MS one does not really need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing. Yet for the public, those newly diagnosed with MS, or family and friends of someone with MS the media face of Multiple Sclerosis does make a difference. Information and awareness is NOT the same thing.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
web site: caregivinglyyours.com
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