Living With MS

Discussing all aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, various treatments, including accurate information regarding Tysabri.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Tysabri Brochure! It is entitled "The STRENGTH To Reach Your High HOPES"

I received in the mail today from Biogen a 21 page Tysabri Brochure that is very well written for prospective Tysabri patients.

The above photo is what the cover of the Tysabri Brochure looks like. In order for you to view this on the Internet, it has been converted to a PDF file:

http://tinyurl.com/ytc2v3

Of special note is page 11 which states: "Of patients who took Tysabri in the two-year study: 8 out of 10 had no disease progression, or 83% of Tysabri patients had no disease progression at the end of the two-year study compared with 71% of placebo patients".... Whoa!

It includes important safety information and information regarding the TOUCH Prescribing Program, and states that it is important to understand the benefits and risks of Tysabri. Talk to your doctor to learn if it may be right for you, and it goes on to state:


Tysabri positively affects the three components of MS:
  • Frequency of flareups
  • Disease progression
  • MRI brain lesions
Tysabri is different from other MS medicines:
  • It works differently
  • It is taken differently
  • It is available only through the TOUCH Prescribing Program, which focuses on patient safety
I am not sure why I received this Tysabri Brochure which is obviously for "prospective Tysabri patients" considering I've been an actual Tysabri patient for 11 months now - LOL!

If you or your doctor would like further information regarding this brochure it suggests that you contact MSActiveSource at 1-800-456-2255.

I think that this is the first pro-active information I have ever seen written about Tysabri which is easy to understand for patients.

Woooohoooo, it's about time!

((hugs)))
Love, Lauren :)
A very proud member of www.MSpatientsforchoice.org

2 Comments:

  • At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My daughter received this nicely presented, rather slick brouchure as well. Interesting that they would send it to people who were already pro-Tysabri users. Happy to hear you are bouyed up by the Tysabri experience. Have a happy September and keep those toes a wiggling!

    Deb

     
  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Hiya Deb!

    It's a pretty neat Brochure, huh?

    I hope that your daughter is doing well with her Tysabri infusions, and that she's seeing some improvements, slowly but surely. And if not, that her MS has at least become stable.

    Take care now, and so good to hear from you again!

    Lauren :)

     

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