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Study Questions Cost-Effectiveness of MS Drugs

Doctors Express Concern About Soaring Prices of Disease-Modifying Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis

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Other experts pointed out that the high costs are already hitting patients hard.

"Some patients will get a new prescription, but they don't get the prescription filled because it's so costly," says Kathleen A. Smyth, PhD, co-director of the Neurological Outcomes Center and associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Symth, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the study, says she thinks the message of the study isn't that patients shouldn't be treated with the drugs. "It's that we have to get drug prices under control in this country."

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