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#Multiple Sclerosis

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to overturn the laws which make it a criminal offence to help someone take their own life.

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# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Government will seek to legalise some cannabis-based products

The Department of Health has said it will bring forward legislative proposals later this year or early next year to allow cannabis-based medicinal products to be prescribed here.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Increased demand for MS services 'reflect difficult times'

MS Ireland is calling for improved access to medication for people with MS.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 20 May, 2012

No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland

The oral spray Sativex is already available in the UK and preparing to launch in other EU states as a pain treatment for MS patients.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Calls for controversial MS treatment to be made available in Ireland

MS Ireland has led calls for the drug Gilenya to be made available here after a decision by regulators in the UK. But a European agency has been investigating the manufacturer after reports of the drug’s possible role in the death of 11 people.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 20 January, 2012

European agency investigates Novartis drug following 11 deaths

The European Medicines Agency is investigating the drug Gilenya, used to treat a severe type of multiple sclerosis, to establish if it linked to the deaths of at least 11 patients.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Government considers approval of cannabis-based drug

Calls for ‘cannabinoid’ medicine currently available in Spain and the UK to be introduced in Ireland to help alleviate the symptoms of MS.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

New use for Botox in Ireland

The drug can now be used to treat urinary incontinence in patients with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Government may move to allow prescribed cannabis into Ireland

The Department of Health will examine proposals to adopt European agreements allowing travellers to bring their medication.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 4 April, 2011

European Ombudsman 'touched' by Irishman who can't bring medicinal marijuana home

The Ombudsman tells an Irish citizen with MS, living in Amsterdam, that he is not entitled to bring medication home with him.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Patients experience six-month delays for vital neurological services

A damning Neurological Alliance Ireland report shows that the state of neurological care in Ireland is “grossly inadequate”, says a leading consultant neurologist.