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Together we did it!!!

June 16, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Treatments

  Multiple Sclerosis NZ is pleased to see the announcement this week from Pharmac to provide access to funded MS treatments earlier than ever before. The new criteria will no longer require those clinically diagnosed with MS to wait for […]


Do you qualify for antiviral medication?

June 8, 2022 | Covid-19, Treatments

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and your symptoms started in the past 5 days and you are on Fingolimod or Ocrelizumab for your MS, you may be eligible for antiviral medication to treat COVID-19. Your GP can prescribe […]


Proposal to fund treatment earlier for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

May 30, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Treatments

We are excited to announce that following 7 years of relentless advocacy by Multiple Sclerosis NZ (MSNZ), Pharmac have opened the consultation process to increase earlier access to treatments for relapsing remitting MS. We now need YOUR HELP to get […]


My aHSCT story – Lucy Kerly

May 23, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, My Story, Treatments

Lucy Kerly had aHSCT on the NHS at Hammersmith Hospital in London at the beginning of 2022. Both she and her husband live with MS – Steve was diagnosed with relapsing MS in 2003 when he was 29 and travelled […]


My aHSCT Story – Bronwyn Hutchison

January 11, 2022 | Life with MS, MS Voice, Newsletter, Treatments

I was 30 years old and working as a civil litigator when I woke up one morning in July 2011 with a complete loss of vision in my right eye. I was diagnosed with optic neuritis and warned of the […]