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March 3, 2014

MS treatment advances at Wayne State University

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Michigan is one of the states in the country most affected by MS with 20,000-30,000 cases currently reported. There have been advances in treatment at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine where studies determined that higher doses of Copaxone, which is used to treat MS, reduces the number of times patients have to get it injected every week. Doctors say treatment is critical in controlling MS. “We have so many treatment options that I think seeking advice and evaluation for symptoms is critical,” says Dr. Omar Khan, professor and chair of neurology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. “Establishing the diagnosis, if it is indeed MS, is very important and then starting treatment early is extremely important. One message in the MS awareness week is that if one does have multiple sclerosis, the sooner one starts treatment, the better the outcomes.”

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