l read this in this weeks New Pathways magazine - page 10. Quote.
FRENCH FIRM HAS BREAKTHROUGH.
French firm MedDay has announced encouraging results for an MS drug trial, saying is decreased progress and in some cases led to a ‘‘significant improvement’’ for patients.
‘‘This is the first time a drug has been able to decrease the rate of disease progression in addition to improving a significant proportion of patients with progressive MS,’’ said MedDay CEO Frederic Sedel.
The drug, MD1003, has now undergone a Phase 111 clinical trial, the initial results were '‘encouraging’'according to principal investigator Professor Ayman Tourbah.
The application process to license the drug will begin when all the test results are in, which is expected to be by the end of the year.
l can understand them wanting to try to patent the Biotin - and make some money out of it. But when we can buy the pure pharma grade powder Biotin - quite easily - from places like Bulk Supplements US or Pure Bulk US. Then why should we have to wait - possibly years to start it.
The facebook group Biotin for Progressive MS - has now over 700 members in only 6weeks. Lots of intelligent folk on this global group - and very interesting they all are. A chance to look into the lives of others with progressive ms worldwide.
So apart from the Biotin B7 and also Thiamine B1 which also helps so much with fatigue/ energy boosting. Other information has also been very interesting.
Not many people have any confidence in their Neuros - so nothing new there!! And in US - many compounding pharmacies are already cashing in on making biotin capsules - and charging the earth for them. ln USA - its the private health insurers who decide what they are going pay out for.
Here, in the UK, we have to wait a lifetime for anything new to be accepted by our NHS.
For most of us with PPMS/SPMS - do we want to wait - can we afford to wait? People risk their lives taking dmd’s like Tysabri - and liver damage from other meds. The B vitamins are all safe - as they are water-soluble. What you do not use - you just pee out.
So do think about joining the facebook group Biotin for Progressive MS - and see for yourself.