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Postby Vonna » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 am

awesome!

I copied and pasted the e-mails markus, for later use! Are these all from a certain area?
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Postby markus77 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:51 am

unfotunately no. i had to research each one.......
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Postby HappyPoet » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:52 am

I originally posted this on another thread yesterday, but I thought it would fit here, also.

Vonna and Bluesky, I love that cartoon on Mercola's site, and the true shuffling of players in real life (shown below) reminds me of the members of the F.D.A. in the cartoon.

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These press announcements regarding recent hires of Biogen Idec, makers of Avonex and Tysabri, might interest some of you -- keep in mind that Dr. Munschauer is on the board of the NMSS:

1. 1/26/10
The chief of the Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo is leaving to become vice president of U.S. medical affairs for Biogen Idec, a pharmaceutical company best known for its multiple sclerosis therapies.

Dr. Frederick Munschauer III, an authority on multiple sclerosis and such vascular diseases as stroke, also serves as chairman of the University at Buffalo Department of Neurology...

Article: http://tinyurl.com/TheMunschauerPayoff
Also see: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-9984.html


2. 2/8/10
Biogen Idec ... announced that John R. Richert, M.D., will be joining the Company as a Senior Fellow in Neurology Research and Development and Nancy D. Richert, M.D., Ph.D., will be joining as a Fellow in Neurology Research and Development ...

Dr. John Richert joins Biogen Idec from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), where he served as executive vice president for Research and Clinical Programs ...

Dr. Nancy Richert most recently served as a staff clinician in the Neuroimmunology Branch at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and as a consulting staff in the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Department at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Article: http://www.tinyurl.com/TheRichertPayoff
Also see: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-9585-day ... asc-0.html

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So, to recap...

A doctor from academia goes to Biogen.
A doctor from an MS society goes to Biogen.
A doctor from a governmental agency goes to Biogen.

~HappyPoet
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*Edited due to brain fog troubles.
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Postby Leonard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:27 am

PopKorn wrote:After reading all of this, I find it funny that Dr. O'Connor and Dr. Freedman suggested in the National Post article that Dr. Ziadinov may be in "a conflict of interest" for offering CCSVI testing for a fee. What a joke!!


Perhaps Dr. O'Connor and Dr. Freedman have knowledge about something, something that led them to make this suggestion.
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Postby Vonna » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:04 pm

Everyone!
You just have to see this! This is what people are being told! I know
many of you take Tysabri and Avonex, and they also have a new med, but
this is outrageous! People are so misinformed! By the way, you will
still be able to get your medication no matter what the market does,
they will need your money more than ever!

http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stock ... rt=2#55883
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Postby Leonard » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:29 am

Coming back to my posting above, speculating a bit on the Zivadinov's alledged conflict of interest, it could of course be that:

- he has made certain commitments or promises to certain interests in the "old ecosystem" when embarking on his major screening programme (possibly already in April last year). It may have been an attempt by these interests to create a new control point through which they could control the game to then delay, defer, deter, .. destroy.. (that will have been "their" agenda, and judging from the reaction of neurologists over here, I do not believe this is pharma industry alone!)

- now with the idea of CCSVI mushrooming (certainly here in Europe I believe it is, I guess in North America it can not be controlled either) Zivadinov may realise that either he starts screening new patients for a fee (like many others may start to do) or he is out of the game and the dynamics will go elsewhere. If he has taken on earlier commitments, yes this may present him a conflict.

With the Internet, information proliferates around the world in a matter of seconds, interest groups are organised, and people are well informed. The rules of the game have changed forever. The book by Brafman and Beckstrom titled the Starfish and the Spider: the unstoppable power of leaderless organisations fully applies to this matter. It gives examples how industries like the music industry have changed because of the Internet.

I believe that the rather old and rigid structures of the medical industry (in the widest sense) are now "embraced" by the internet where
this matter of CCSVI is the first one but not the last one...
and where medical society and processes in society change forever ...
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