JoyIsMyStrength wrote:Thanks so much, Flash, very interesting if a bit hard to understand (lost in translation?). I think they're saying they have two groups, studying one group for 6 months with procedure, another without, but both groups eventually get the procedure... it's just a delay for one group. If so that sounds much more humane to me. :-)
That is my understanding of the basic structure for the proposed UBC/Saskatoon study, too. With the codicil that the control group will receive treatment if the treated group shows benefit - on compassionate grounds. The compassionate grounds is a key phrase, because if they are treating the controls on that basis, they must treat everyone in Canada on that basis. They can still continue their studies, but it will be done. X 80,000 Canadians with "MS" (henceforth to be known as Medical Swindle).