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New drug gives hope for those with progressive multiple sclerosis 

Multiple sclerosis, which affects 400,000 Americans, could be helped by a new drug.

As many as 400,000 Americans are believed to suffer from multiple sclerosis — a debilitating disease of the central nervous system. A new drug may provide relief from the most devastating form of MS.

Six years ago, at age 45, Jerrie Gullick suddenly developed leg and back pain, numbness, and severe fatigue. She was barely able to walk, and working at a demanding job became impossible.

“I had to quit about 7-8 months after I got my diagnosis,” she said. “The fatigue was overwhelming.”

The diagnosis was multiple sclerosis.

Many MS patients can manage their disease through the use of several helpful medications, but Gullick is one of the 10 to 15 percent who have progressive MS, which has no approved treatment and continuously gets worse.

Read full article: New drug gives hope for those with progressive multiple sclerosis – CBS News

Read Full Article: New drug gives hope for those with progressive multiple sclerosis – CBS News

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