You have definitely put a lot of time and energy into your research. It’s kind of ironic because I didn’t read your post until this morning but I went to bed last night with these thoughts running through my brain.
I was thinking about the lack of media coverage on CCSVI and the fact that most of what I read from the MS Societies warns MS’ers to take a “wait and see approach
to go get tested and certainly not
to seek any medical intervention. I have gotten the implied impression through their written and media responses that MS patients have become a “Pain in the Ass
” when it comes to CCSVI. I’ve also not wanted to buy into a “Conspiracy Theory” but it’s becoming harder not to. Remember the movie "The Fugitive? With Harrison Ford. It was about corruption in the Pharmaceutical Research Field. It was all about the $$$$$. Makes me stop and think.
I was also thinking about an interview I saw with Lisa Ling on her visit into North Korea. She went in posing as an assistant to an Ophthalmologist, I believe, and she had a “fashion magazine” confiscated when she arrived because “outside Propaganda” is not allowed into the country. She said the No. Korean government controls everything they read & hear
. And it got me thinking that here in our own country that could very well happen and might even be happening at this very time. We already know many of our Newspapers and TV stations have political agendas, they are blaringly obvious during election years. In a nut shell if we loose our constitutional rights, we are screwed, people fought and died for these rights!
I’ve read earlier on Tim’s how it is thought that when Dr. Putnam couldn’t cure the venous problems he found at the time through chemical treatment or intervention, his theory just died on the vine and went away. I’m sure that is what some would like to happen to CCSVI, but thank goodness for the Internet, I think there is a way to keep it alive! I think your web site & Tims will be instrumental in that movement!
There was an article I read some months back that had my hackles up. I put a link to it sometime ago on Tim’s, but got no response. I was surprised because I thought at least one or two other folks would be pissed just like me at being a “marketable” commodity!
Examine The Global Multiple Sclerosis Market 2009-2024
April 2009 http://www.pr-inside.com/examine-the-gl ... 213395.htm
"The multiple sclerosis (MS) market has total global revenues of over $6bn in 2008. Those revenues will exceed $9bn during the second half of next decade, our new study shows. The World Health Organization estimates that over 2.5 million people suffer from multiple sclerosis worldwide. The prevalence and onset of MS in children and adults is expected to rise steadily. Global sales for MS therapies will rise accordingly, due to epidemiological, healthcare and commercial drivers."
The article is trying to sell their reported findings about:
“This report will provide you with the analytical information that you need to understand current trends and future directions in the MS market area, the successful drugs being introduced and where the future successful growth of the market lies.
The Global Multiple Sclerosis Market 2009-2024 commercially analyses both leading and emergent treatments, with key companies and products discussed comprehensively. In particular, we discuss prospects for the following MS drugs: - Tysabri - Avonex - Copaxone - Betaferon - Rebif.
This report answers those important questions and others, such as how the established MS products will fare competitively in the years ahead. Which will remain the most profitable and how will they be affected by new competition.
Discussion of hot pipeline developments and up-and-coming products Discussion of forces that influence and characterize the market for MS treatments worldwide: * Competitive characteristics of the market * Drivers * Restraints * Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Visiongain predicts that total revenues in the MS market will increase steadily throughout the forecast period, 2009 to 2024, with the most substantial growth occurring during a crucial period in the future."
I felt I’d drag the article out and shake it around one more time. I know it’s just Visiongain’s slant on the world of MS, but how can they make blanket statements like these!??!
The prevalence and onset of MS in children and adults is expected to rise steadily.
MS market will increase steadily throughout the forecast period, 2009 to 2024, with the most substantial growth occurring during a crucial period in the future.