L wrote:scorpion wrote:I am curious if people truly think the "pharmas" sit around all day worrying about CCSVI? I mean the way it sounds on here it is like there the big "pharmas" have developed a secret commission to try and figure out ways to discredit CCSVI. MS is a rare disease and although there is money to be made from us it certainly pales in comparison to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. I have a friend who works for Pfizer and he has never even heard of CCSVI. This is not a post to discredit CCSVI but I really do not think the "pharmas" are overly interested in discrediting CCSVI.
I don't personally believe that big pharma is attempting to discredit CCSVI (I am a very trusting person who believes that everyone has my best interests at heart), but the people who do believe so aren't talking about Glaxo, for example, they are talking about the likes of Biogen and Teva who rely on MS drugs for their income. I would imagine that they are concerned. They would be crazy to be looking for a cure and something that could possibly turn out to be a cure must worry them somewhat. Imagine, for a start, what will happen to their shares if it proves to be the case that people do not require expensive weekly injections. Imagine what will happen to their income. They would be foolish not to be imagining these things themselves. We are their bread and butter..
I see what you are saying L but I do not see how that would slow down CCSVI research. If anyone of the pharma haters care to quote a statement by any pharma discrediting CCSVI please post it.