I couldn't agree more. Here's a post of mine from another thread that seems appropriate here as wel.
There is only so much "research funding" to go around. Do Canadian's REALLY want the MS Society to get the "Lion's Share"? I slept on this and I'm still having some personal turmoil over the various quotes below.
Dr. Cohan, the director of the ms center in Portland, said the study at the university of buffalo was rigged because the results depended on how much pressure the tester would put on the vein.
Julian Burnside wrote:
Authors of company-sponsored research are more than five times likely to recommend the drug company’s products than are independent authors. Researchers with industry connections are more likely to favor the products of the company that sponsor them. ”
"I think there are going to be millions of dollars spent now to follow a hoax.... "
Richard Smith, Editor of the British Medical Journal
“How did we reach a point that so many doctors will not attend an educational meeting unless it is accompanied by free food and a bag of goodies? "
"it is possible that the disease lies buried somewhere in these lengthy protocols waiting to be found by someone ingenious enough to unearth it"
If the Canadian Government see’s it’s way to providing research funding for CCSVI I feel the health department, or whatever branch of government it is that oversees these things needs to be the one making the independent decisions about where those funds are dispersed.
The MS Society has already spent their way through millions of dollars, many times over, in the name of research. It’s time to give the funding DIRECTLY to the independent researchers and institutions, the individuals who have been ingenious enough to unearth and pursue this interesting theory. What we need is research, research and more research, but lets have it done by open minded researchers, NOT the naysayer’s!
Just my humble opinion and personal rant,