The Food and Drug Administration has announced a delay in releasing their opinion on PLEGRIDY™ (peginterferon beta-1a) by approximately three months. Plegridy™ is essentially a form of Axonex™, which is administered every other week instead of weekly. The data from clinical trials show that this new formulation is equivalent to Axonex™ in terms of efficacy and safety.

By Dr. James W. Stark

Dr. Stephen Kanter, Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services at the IMSMP, spoke at Grand Rounds this week. He discussed his approach to MS patients with balance dysfunction. The discussion of this very disabling MS symptom was constructive to all the clinicians and will be helpful in improving the multidisciplinary care of our patients. To schedule a rehabilitation evaluation, contact the main line at (212) 265-8070.

To help fund and raise awareness for the Tisch MS Research Phase I Clinical Stem Cell Trial, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Despite the fact that we have FDA and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, the trial still remains in critical need of funding. We are reaching out to all of our patients, supporters and friends to help raise awareness about our campaign.

For the latest information and news on our FDA-Approved Phase I Clinical Stem Cell Trial, please visit 

The International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice is seeking a registered nurse for a full time position in our expanding state of the art medical center. Our busy center is dedicated to providing outstanding care for our patients and our goal is to provide this in a tranquil and soothing environment. If you are looking to work with a dynamic and fulfilling team then this is the job for you.

Please check out Dr. Williams appearance on the PIX11 Morning News! Here he discusses the symptoms of multiple sclerosis to raise MS awareness.

By Dr. James W. Stark

Dr. Saud Sadiq has recently been asked to appear as an expert in Multiple Sclerosis for the website  Here you will find Dr. Sadiq answer some frequently asked questions about multiple sclerosis.

The Tisch MS Research Center has had twelve scientific research presentations accepted to the 66th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. The conference is the largest gathering of the neurological community in the world and will take place at the end of April in Philadelphia.


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