Opinion: MS is incurable, but science getting closerIt contributed to the death of the black comedian, Richard Pryor.
Actresses Annette Funicello, formerly of the Mickey Mouse Club and “Beach Blanket” movies, and Terri Garr, “Young Frankenstein” and many other movies, have it. It is the debilitating and incurable disease known as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
As a part of my education about the disease, I found myself in Seattle, Wash., this weekend because my wife Jackie, who has MS, belongs to a group known as Teva Neuroscience, a group that holds annual forums in different parts of the United States that bring men and women with MS together to discuss the disease and talk about one of its major treatments, a medication known as Copaxone.
By: Tim Giago, Syndicated columnist