- 1981, the year MRI scans became a tool to view images of MS lesions,
- 1993 when the first MS disease-modifying therapy (DMT) was approved for use, and
- 2010 when Facebook established the option to create groups and online support communities became more commonly accessible.
“A computer lottery will be used to distribute a limited supply of a newly approved drug for multiple sclerosis, angering and saddening patients who might be helped by the therapy.“The arrangement may leave four out of five of the eligible sufferers unable to obtain treatment when the drug goes on the market in October. Doctors and ethicists called that a reasonable compromise.”