a huge setback for the thousands

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a huge setback for the thousands

Postby erinc14 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:09 pm

"I think it's devastating for MS patients," said Liberal public health critic Kirsty Duncan. "This is a body-blow to a lot of people that think this treatment really works."

Duncan said the hundreds of Canadians already travelling to get the surgical treatment in Bulgaria, Poland and India should be tracked to determine if the Italian-developed procedure works.

"If Canada wants to know if this works, why are we not tracking the patients that go overseas?" she said. "We have to have evidence-based medicine and we're not collecting the evidence."

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Postby nicknewf » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:56 pm

The President of the Canadian institute for health research announced to a parliamentary subcommittee that they would fund this in June, and now they reneging.

This is shocking - and the MS Society is behind it:

"Backed by experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the MS Society of Canada, she said the government would wait for the results of seven Canadian research projects looking into the efficacy of the so-called liberation treatment before clinical trials proceed.

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