Nova Scotia premier supports clinical trial on controversial

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Nova Scotia premier supports clinical trial on controversial

Postby MSUK » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:17 am


Nova Scotia's premier has added his voice to a growing chorus of support for a national clinical trial for a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Darrell Dexter's comments in favour of his province's participation in a trial came in response to the Manitoba health minister, who wrote a letter to her provincial, federal and territorial counterparts seeking support for so-called liberation therapy.

The treatment is based on a theory that narrowed neck veins cause blood-borne iron deposits to build up and damage brain cells, and that unblocking the veins will help people with MS.... Read More - ... ageid/2954
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Postby Blaze » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:07 pm

It's slow, but we're on a roll! Saskatchewan is already leading the charge for clinical trials. After resisting just a few weeks ago, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia now say they support national studies. Where is Ontario, our largest province? Still hanging back, but hopefully other provinces will shame them into doing something soon1

I'm sure we'll be hearing from other Premiers soon as this continues to gain momentum!
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