Concerned, I am now wondering what it is you are really "concerned" about. Are you concerned that this may be another red herring in our quest for a cure? If so, then I am not sure what any of us can provide for you to make you any less uncertain in your convictions. You have to do what we did- research, question, learn, research some more.
A vested interest through Big Pharma does not automatically discredit someone in my eyes. Most neuros have some vesting from Big Pharma, because up until now that was all that was available. But when someone incorrectly defines, explains, or "poo poos" CCSVI without presenting any evidence - scientific, that is- of their own, then you do have to wonder about the motivation.
For the record, in 2007, the following was spent to treat MS patients:
- Avonex: $1.9B
- Rebif: $1.7B
- Betaseron: $1.4B
- Copaxone: $1.7B
- Tysabri: $1B
Nearly $8B to treat a disease that effects 500K in the U.S. (approx.). I gotta tell you- I don't see anyone making $8B of a "specialized" testing machine, especially when a specialized machine wasn't used to diagnose CCSVI in the first place. But even if one is developed, and EVEN if Dr. Zamboni markets it himself, I wouldn't care one fig if it was the real deal. That's like saying that someone who invents the cure for cancer should be doubted if he stands to make a buck. If it's a cure, who cares?? Hell, if it fixes me, I would gladly send him some dough. I'd do the same for pharma if that were the case- oh, yeah- I already sent them a lot of money over the years and have nothing to show for it.