FDA approves new MS medication for first time in over a decade

For the first time in more than a decade, the FDA has approved a new medication for people with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

That's a hard-to-treat form that affects long-term MS patients.

Drugs which worked in earlier stages can lose their effectiveness over time, affecting a patient's ability to walk, use their arms and even think.

In tests, patients on the new drug Siponimod progressed more slowly than those taking a placebo.

Doctors say it's not a cure yet, but is an important step in treating MS.

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