March 17, 2005


What's new in chat ?

PWMS Welcomes Mary and Amber to our chat. Thank you, Eddie, for bringing her in. We look forward to meeting her. 

Applebastic has been very busy. She has been helping her husband take over ownership of a Gas station. She misses us all, as we miss her :( But we wish her the best of luck. She is a very busy lady, but will be back as soon as things get going.

Red has been working on our Alternative Therapy Links. Check it out and see if you have any to add.  Alternative Therapy Links    Please email us any other links you have that you think should be added. 

If anyone needs information on how a Baclofen pump works and helps, ask Dream. She would be more than happy to help. 

New Link Sightings


Tysabri Voluntarily Suspended from Market. Check our News Flash page's added links for the latest breaking information.

Goat Serum Clinical Trial Halted 

"With the completion of one successful trial at the Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, Daval International brought the trial for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis at St George’s Hospital in London to a halt because of concerns regarding hospital implementation of agreed product handling protocols." click here for more information  Read the Daval Press release

Act now to protect Medicaid !   

To avoid drastic Medicaid cuts or caps, your help is needed now. click here for more informationNMSS Dream shared this with us. Thanks Dream! 

Make all drug test results available to the public!

Currently, drug companies conduct clinical trials but may not release the final results to physicians and the public if the results don't reflect favorably on their product. You can help stop this for trials conducted in your state. Click here for more information Act now!  Dream shared this with us. Thanks Dream!

US FDA, Biogen warn over multiple sclerosis drug (Avonex)

" WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biogen Idec's multiple sclerosis drug Avonex can cause severe liver damage, U.S. regulatory officials and the company warned Wednesday, the latest in a series of blows to MS patients."

"In some cases, these events have occurred in the presence of other drugs that have been associated with hepatic (liver) injury," the Food and Drug Administration and Biogen said in a statement posted on the agency's Web site."

GlaxoSmithKline: FDA Halts Trials of Drug

"LONDON, Mar 16, 2005 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- European drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Wednesday it had suspended clinical trials of an experimental drug to treat multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease, in line with a U.S. regulator's ruling."

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week called for a suspension of Glaxo's SB 683-699 because it is in the same class as the recently withdrawn Tysabri multiple sclerosis medication."

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Every week we add new link sightings which may be of interest, as reported by our visitors.  This will highlight new links you may want to investigate, before they disappear into the obscurity of some huge link listing.  If you come across any site which you think may be of interest, please e-mail us with the site address and a brief description of what you found interesting on the site.  We'll include it in the next Newsletter.


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Starting now we need to get some tips on computer issues. They will be put in the news letter for one week, then put on the links page of our web site so we can share with others.  Please email any tips you think may help others 

Our introductory section describes a few common on-line problems.  And presents three solutions which are reputable, well regarded, effective, and most importantly . . . >>>>> free <<<<<

In combination, they will prevent, or detect and remedy, a very considerable percentage of the headaches you will otherwise suffer.

If you can't afford these products . . . 

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New Stories and Pictures





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People like to read other stories about MS and dealing with the Every day life with MS. Everyone's M.S. is different and everyone's story is different. Get to know the chatters we chat with. Stories and Picture's Stories and Picture's  

We need pictures and stories of our new chatters. It helps new MSer's to see that they can do it also. It helps to know your not alone. So please help others - we need your pictures and stories. They can be emailed to .

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PWMS' latest addition . . . . .

  Apple's Corner



Applebastic, one of our regular chatters, has volunteered to start a new column for the PWMS website. Apple was one of the authors in the book;  "The Gift Of Depression" (Click on the image above to hop right to the first in her new series of  columns)

And here are our links on depression from our web sitePWMS links about depression.

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