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Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Research

New Drug Might Slow Multiple Sclerosis

By Mikaela Conley

Early use of the multiple sclerosis drug interferon beta-1a might slow and even stop progression of the autoimmune disease, according to new research from the American Academy of Neurology.

Patients who received interferon soon after their first disease symptoms were less likely to see the disease progress into “clinically definite” multiple sclerosis, which is categorized as having had two separate attacks along with two separate lesions.

Read the ABC News story here.

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