I hope this is some faceless bureaucrat or bean-counter, but I expect who is behind this is the rogue neurology contingent again. It seems no action is too creepy, too small-minded, or too stupid.
I am listening to the radio broadcast with Dr. McDonald. I think someone needs to, as he put it "get off the pot." I was tested as part of my follow-up, in Barrie, a few days ago. The cost of this testing, for the patient, is not great.
It sounds like a direct attack on the likes of him. Why? This is the most ridiculous, deliberately annoying and counter-productive thing I have ever heard of the government doing.
The federal Liberals, with Dr. Duncan, are showing some leadership. Why in the world would the provincial Liberals be so petty? I thought it was a *good* thing getting rid of the provincial Conservatives.
Listen: this disease kills people. One Canadian a day on average dies from this. Doctors like Dr. Freedman ought to be trying to save their lives. The attitude seems to be that they want to go back to the days of 'diagnose and adios'. These patients are being abandoned because there is no drug treatment for progressing 'MS'. Plain and simple. They are being allowed to die.
Let me repeat that. They are being allowed to die, regardless of how they themselves, or their loved ones, might feel about it. One of the first things that influential document, the American Declaration of Independence says, is that people have the right to life. This has been reiterated in rights declarations everywhere. If you were born a human, you have that right.
Unless you have 'MS'. Then the Liberation treatment, a simple venoplasty, will not be offered, even if you are one of those one per day of Canadians who dies. This is not what our fathers fought wars and died for. This is a travesty of justice and of medicine, no less. People who fight it, regardless of whether some clinical trial has proven it to some nay-sayers, anonymous or not. For God's sake, the placebo treatment here would be death. Does anyone want to comment on the power of the mind? Tell it to the survivors.
Are there no leaders, left in this democracy?
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience