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Across the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others…
Matthew Woodruff, Emory University
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In autoimmune diseases, circulating antibodies destroy an individuals own tissues. JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
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Patients who develop the second progressive stage of Multiple Sclerosis will only have to pay $41 for a drug that helps slow down the disease.
Patients living with multiple sclerosis have been granted a lifeline with the federal government listing a drug that can help slow down the progression of the disease.
The move will mean all patients who might benefit from “Mayzent” will only have to pay $41 per script rather than the estimated $25,000 yearly cost.
Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is the most commonly acquired neurological disease in younger adults with more than 25,600 Australians living with the condition.
The average age of diagnosis…
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