New Multiple Sclerosis drug culminates researchers’ long journey-Ampyra

When it became available for prescription this month, a drug heralded as the first medicine to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis ( Poster's note:Clarification- Ampyra is the first oral medication said to improve walking speed and leg strength. It's not the first medicine to treat the symptoms of MS.) stirred hope among thousands who suffer from the degenerative illness.For some, it held out the promise of resuming basic tasks like walking to the office copy machine without having to plan ahead. For others, the possibility of running again.For Floyd Davis, the new drug, called Ampyra, delivered relief and satisfaction of a different sort.