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01 Dec 2005

Eligibility for Inferon Beta Treatment (Avonex)
I have heard that one doesn't qualify for Inferon Beta treatment unless one has had THREE (3) attacks of Multiple Sclerosis and there is Radiological evidence (even though 5 percent of patients with Multiple Sclerosis, particularly "galloping MS", will NEVER have a positive MRI). Is this correct ? Is this an eligibility criteria imposed by the Medical Aid schemes or the pharmaceutical industry ?
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Medical schemes

01 Jan 0001

MS is one of the 26 chronic conditions that form part of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB). There are certain algorithms set by the legislation (Medical schemes act Rgulations) which will be a guide line for the Medical schemes how to pay for benefits for the PMB's
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