Treating Your MS provides an up-to-date explanation of the medications used to treat multiple sclerosis. Part 1 reviews how environmental and genetic factors contribute to immune dysfunction and includes a chapter on the effects of pregnancy on MS. Part 2 provides separate chapters on all of the current MS therapies: interferons, Copaxone, Tysabri, Gilenya, Tecfidera, Aubagio and Lemtrada. The history and development of each drug is explained, and the author reviews the data from clinical trials to provide a detailed analysis of the effects and side effects of the medications. The final chapter provides a framework for individuals to make an informed decision for selecting the best therapy for their MS. (Description from the publisher Garret Editions, 2015)
Steven Manners is a graduate of the University of Guelph (HonBSc, 1979). He the author of six books and was previously honoured as a Campus Author in 2010 for his second novel, Valley of Fire. His previous nonfiction work was Super Pills, a cultural history of prescription drugs. In 2003, his short story collection, Wound Ballistics, was shortlisted for the Quebec Writers' Federation's Hugh MacLennan Prize for Best Fiction. His short story, Agnosia, won the CBC/Quebec Writers' Federation award in 2013.