MS treatment must be carefully tailored to each patient. The choice of DMT should take into account “the individual patient’s needs and lifestyle, and how the specific requirements and characteristics of the drug intersect with the individual patient’s profile.”4 Interventions designed to maximize medication adherence in patients with MS need to “incorporate new and creative approaches that take individual patient needs and lifestyle into account.”4
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