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Letter to your local MPs

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Great Dane

Hi everyone

 

I do not know whether any of you have received the following request from the MS Society.

Just in case you have not, I am posting this email I have received to ask you to contact your MP to try to make a difference.

 

Great Dane x

 

Off-patent Drugs

Right now, researchers are investigating whether drugs that exist to treat other conditions can also be used to treat MS. These are drugs like Simvastatin, a drug normally used to treat high cholesterol.

Research shows this drug has the potential to slow the worsening of disability in secondary progressive MS. If further research confirms this, we’d want this drug to be made available on the NHS, but there are currently significant barriers that would prevent this. You can read more about the process onour blog.

How can we change this?

An MP, Nick Thomas-Symonds, has introduced a Bill in Westminster to tackle this problem and improve access to low-cost treatments for a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis.

Take action

To ensure the Bill is successful, we need at least 100 MPs to go along and vote for it on Friday 6 November. And we need you to contact your MP and encourage them to back the Bill.

The vote is on a Friday, when most MPs return to their local constituencies, which makes it more difficult to convince them to be in Westminster. Your email could make all the difference – please email them today.

We are supporting this Bill to ensure people with MS have access to the right treatments at the right time. Please ask your MP to do the same.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Emma

MS Society Campaigns Team

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