New Research on Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

By Carl Smith

June 18, 2010 Updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, IN (indiana's News Center)---Multiple Sclerosis or M.S is an untreatable illness that affects the central nervous system.
There are no cures for M.S, only treatments to help slow the progress.

New ground breaking research is being done right here in Fort Wayne for a new type of M.S medicine called the Allegro study.
The Allegro study is a multi-center international study designed to decrease the severity and progression of the disease.
The basis of the study is to introduce an oral treatment for the disease as opposed to the current available treatments of injections.

There are 24 participating centers in the United States and the Fort Wayne location is the only one in Indiana.
The study began several months ago and is in its trial period.
It will take about five years to complete the study and for the data to be analyzed before it can go to the F.D.A. for approval.
Then, if approved the oral treatment will be the first of its kind for patients with multiple sclerosis.

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