Health Minister: no shortage of MS drugs


    The Health Minister insists there is no stock out or shortage of drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

    Speaking in the Senate today, Mr Terrence Deyalsingh responded to questions from the Opposition, which were based on media reports of a particular drug being in short supply.

    According to Mr Deyalsingh, doses were ordered.

    He adds however that another, more effective treatment is also available, and urged persons to ‘read between the lines’.

    Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord, in which the immune system attacks the protective layer covering nerve fibers.

    There is no cure, however treatments can help manage symptoms.