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How are treatments developed?

It takes time to go from a scientific idea to a new treatment. And there are lots of different steps to take.

Each of these are essential to ensuring that new drugs are safe and effective for people with MS.

Read more about current late-stage trials of potential new MS treatments

From lab to pharmacy shelf

Before a new treatment becomes available on the NHS, there’s a strict approval process involved. We created this video to explain the process and clarify what steps are needed for a new treatment to move from the lab to your local pharmacy shelf.

This video is part of our Treat Me Right campaign. We're campaigning for the right treatment at the right time for people with MS.

Read about Treat Me Right

The development process