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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity 29 May 2014 - May 2016

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Date of initial review:

23 Jun 2013

Certificate validity

29 May 2014 - May 2016

Date of last visit:

30 Aug 2016
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Authors and Editors/Reviewers
Staff medical reviewer
Jack Burks, MD, MSAA Chief Medical Officer
All medical information is reviewed, edited, and approved by MSAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Burks. In addition to his position at MSAA, Dr. Burks is president of Burks & Associates, with an office based in Florida. He is an international multiple sclerosis (MS) neurologist, writer, lecturer, and researcher, who assists with the development of new MS therapies and advises patients, families, MS organizations, and healthcare groups. Dr. Burks is a clinical professor of neur...

(01 May 2014) - Link

This material is intended for general informational purposes only, and it does not constitute medical advice. You should not use the information presented as a means of diagnosis or for determining treatment. For diagnosis and treatment options, you are urged to consult your physician.

(25 Jun 2013) - Link

Data Use
We collect information on you only if you volunteer it. There are several ways you may volunteer information on the Site. These include completing a survey, sending an email inquiry to us, contributing online, or registering for or contributing to a participant in an event online. The information provided is collected and used to provide you with information about our programs and services available to you through MSAA. We generally respond to your request via postal service mail, email, or telephone depending on your request with our resources.
Sometimes we will us...

(01 May 2014) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Such treatments are approved by the FDA

(11 Apr 2014) - Link

Last Update: Friday, May 10 2013

(25 Jun 2013) - Link

The first three long-term treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) became available in the early to mid 1990s and were dubbed the "A-B-C" drugs because of their brand names: Avonex®, Betaseron®, and Copaxone®. These are interferon beta-1a, interferon beta-1b, and glatiramer acetate, respectively.

(12 Nov 2013) - Link

Valid email provided


(25 Jun 2013) - Link

Disclosure of Funding Sources
MSAA’s site, mymsaa.org, is funded through various grants, sponsorships, and donations from private and corporate donors. MSAA does not have or accept any paid links or advertising on the Site. MSAA determines all editorial content on the Site and does not recommend or endorse any specific treatment or medication; no external company has any influence on the editorial content. All medical and treatment information is reviewed, edited, and approved by MSAA's chief medical officer to ensure medical accuracy. MSAA adheres to a strict policy of providing u...

(29 May 2014) - Link

MSAA does not have or accept any paid links or advertising on the Site, mymsaa.org.

(25 Jun 2013) - Link

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