I see in the news that the oral Multiple Sclerosis medication Gilenya appears to be tied to eleven deaths. It appears one person may have died after the very first dose. If there is a plus side than it sounds like it is a much more peaceful death than Tysabri’s PML. There definitely seems to be a correlation between an MS drugs efficacy and risk of death.
I still stand by my previous post that life is more than just avoiding disability. No one wants to be disabled, but I do not want to risk my life to avoid disability. I have also heard the statistics argument that death is not that likely on these drugs, but I do not want to play that crap shoot. Good luck to those who take these drugs.