Saskatchewan Premier Calls for Clinical Trials

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Saskatchewan Premier Calls for Clinical Trials

Postby Blaze » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:21 pm

FYI--Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has just announced his province is ready to fund human trials of the Liberation Procedure.

This appears to be actual treatment trials. Hopefully, other provinces may follow his lead--or better still--allow treatment.
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Postby Whitey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:36 pm

Saskatchewan premier calls for clinical trials of controversial ms treatment.

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This is great news!
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Postby Rokkit » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Good grief, this is actually encouraging.

"There isn't unanimity on the issue, I understand that," Wall said Tuesday. "But we also know anecdotally and otherwise, frankly, of reasons for some optimism and some hope about the liberation treatment, so maybe it is time for clinical trials and ... the province of Saskatchewan is willing to play a funding role."

This is all many of us have been saying for months and months. We know it's not proven - we're not stupid. But we also know that continuing to ignore the mounting anecdotal evidence is, to be polite, naive.
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Postby foreignlesion » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:37 pm

This is a complete 180 from the responses I recieved last month from Mr. Wall and the Saskatchewan Minister of Health, Don McMorris..........among others. Very encouraging. Definitely changes my follow up letter. I will not stop my campaigning perchance this announcement was lip-service to shut us up.

I believe this is the first public announcement by a provincial representative, and it should be used to try and convince other provinces to follow suit.........all of you out there campaigning, please include this in your correspondance with your provincial officials.
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Postby PCakes » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:39 pm

Congratulations Saskatchewan!!
Finally a compassionate and researched response! Finally a brave soul willing to let us stick our necks out!
Watch out for the neuroback blitz!.. send in those Riders!!
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Postby erinc14 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:42 pm

eems like Saskatchewan has always led the way in Health Care in this country
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Postby MS_HOPE » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:43 pm

Wow, this sounds like a sea change! Wishing all Canadians the best, and hoping other provinces follow suit soon.
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Postby BadCopy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:46 pm

That's a beautiful thing !
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Postby foreignlesion » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:53 pm

Just e-mailed my list of IR's and alerted them to this new development..........fingers crossed.
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Postby Cece » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:03 pm

Very happy and surprised to read this! Go Saskatchewan!!!
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Postby welshman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:38 pm

At last !!!!!!!

Sent a copy via e-mail to my M.P. and asked that he now help with pressure on the British Columbia government, and also to my M.L.A. asking him to now do the right thing here.
Wished I lived in Saskatchewan (just joking, too hard to spell :lol: ).
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Postby Mathd » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:54 pm

Realy a good news!

I bet 10$ that Quebec will be the last province to start trials!!
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Postby NormB » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:11 pm

Very good news indeed. Maybe we should start a pool on which province will follow next.

Take heart everyone.


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Postby nicko » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:20 pm

NormB wrote:Very good news indeed. Maybe we should start a pool on which province will follow next.

Take heart everyone.


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LOL, i'll bet that the maritimes are the last :P
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Postby Jugular » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 pm

I wonder what this wonderful announcement will mean practically? There already is a clinical trial set to get underway shortly at the MS Clinic in Saskatoon.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/resear ... index.aspx

Will they simply be contributing funds to this study? Or, are they hoping to fund a larger study on CCSVI treatment? I hope it's the latter as I care more about whether the treatment actually works rather than worrying so much about how its relationship to MS might be theoretically explained.
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