MS by the Numbers


  • 2.5 million people have MS worldwide
  • Regionally, Europe has the most cases of MS 
  • MS is 5 times more common in temperate climates than in tropical climates

In the United States…

  • 400,000 Americans have MS
  • Average age of clinical onset is 30 to 33 years old
  • Most common progressive neurological disease in young adults
  • 3 times more common in women than men
Research Pipeline: 266 agents in clinical trials for MS 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Pipeline: Pharmaprojects 2011

Clinical Research Trial Search

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