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Ocrevus ™ (ocrelizumab) listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

1st February 2018

Ocrevus ™ is used in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and this morning, the Federal Government announced the listing of the drug on the PBS. Ocrevus ™ decreases the number of flare-ups and slows the worsening of RRMS, this results in a significant improvement in quality of life for sufferers.

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Golden Girl honoured with Order of Australia

26th January 2018

Legendary Australian track and field Olympian Betty Cuthbert, AM, MBE has been posthumously honoured with a Companion AC in the General Division of the Order of Australia for eminent service to athletics at the national and international level, particularly as a gold medallist at the Melbourne and Tokyo Olympic Games, and as a role model, fundraiser, and advocate for research into finding a cure for MS.

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Demand for MSWA Butler facility already

18th January 2018

MSWA has commenced construction of the new MSWA Butler Supported Accommodation and Services Facility in Perth’s Northern Suburbs in the community of Butler. The $8 million facility will include a services hub – a one-stop-shop for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions as well as a high support accommodation facility.  It is expected to open early in 2019.

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WA researcher finds UV delays onset of MS

18th December 2017

In a world-first, a Perth Professor has delayed the development of MS in high-risk individuals using narrowband UVB treatment, something used to treat the skin condition psoriasis. Trials conducted by Professor Prue Hart found that in 3 out of 10 people, with a single episode of MS who were treated with UVB, the progression of their MS was halted.

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