The majority of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) treat the chronic and progressive neurological disorder with oral medications, likely because of many factors, including convenience, consumer advertising and approval by health insurers, according to Rutgers researchers.

“While two injectable therapies known as platform injectables, were once the mainstay of multiple sclerosis treatment, our study showed oral therapies became the predominate treatment for multiple sclerosis by 2020,” said Mackenzie Henderson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) and the lead author of the study. “Our investigation offers an important step in understanding the evolving treatment landscape for MS among U.S. adults and children.” To read the full story.