First Oral Medicine for MS Is Approved

September 24, 2010 Updated Sep 24, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT

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September 24, 2010 Updated Sep 24, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT

(WKBW/CLEVELAND CLINIC) Federal health officials may have given multiple sclerosis
sufferers a little relief this week -in the form of a pill.

The first oral medication has been approved to treat MS,
a nervous system disorder.

Before now, most drugs had to be injected. This new pill is designed to reduce relapses in MS symptoms like lost balance or movement problems.

The MS pill should be available within the next two months.

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