Sunny days can be a mood lifter, but more than that, sun exposure allows the body to produce vitamin D in the skin. Multiple sclerosis is known to have an increased prevalence and incidence in populations living further from the equator. This sun-MS potential connection has led researchers to take a look at the possible role of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis.
Pharmacy shelves are full of simple generic versions of medications; and patients have grown comfortable using them as a way to save money. Similarly, complex generic drugs offer significant savings to patients. More patients may have the option of using these medications in the future. In fact, complex generics hold the potential to save the U.S. healthcare system $1.3 billion per year.
Closely following a medication care plan offers the best strategy for managing MS symptoms, as well as modifying the disease course, and treating relapses. Let’s review the medications most often utilized for MS treatment.
Hemophilia Awareness Month occurs each March, which remains important since most people continue to have inadequate knowledge about bleeding disorders. Yet, around the world, approximately one out of every 100 people has a bleeding disorder. Bleeding disorders include the best known one of hemophilia, as well as lesser-known bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease and factor XI deficiency.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease resulting in damage to the myelin sheath that surrounds nerves. Nearly 1 million people in the United States have multiple sclerosis. Women are about three times as likely as men to have this disease. Most people with multiple sclerosis experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20-50.
2020 was a huge year for generics. How big? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved or tentatively approved the drug applications for 948 generic medications in 2020, according to The Office of Generic Drugs 2020 Annual Report.