Multiple sclerosis patient Elizabeth Kinder
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New multiple sclerosis pill is 'fantastic'

16 March 2012 Last updated at 10:32 GMT

The world's first pill for multiple sclerosis has been approved for use on the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, affects about a 100,000 people in the UK but until now, patients have had to be treated with injections.

Consultant neurologist Dr Eli Silber and MS patient Elizabeth Kinder say the pill brings several benefits.