This is the quote in the article I can't get over.
Dr. Klimek admits it might have been wiser had neurologists pushed to have the procedure tested properly, rather than simply oppose it. Ottawa spends a billion dollars a year on medical research and Zamboni has undergone none of it.
“Can you imagine a pharmaceutical company saying, ‘We're not sure what this pill does, we're not really sure if it hurts you or not, we're not sure how it works, why don't you buy it off us?' ” he asks. “Would any government agency say, ‘That's okay by us'?”
Um, yeah I can imagine it.
There's no reason to imagine it. Here's just one example. Have you read the prescribing information for Neurontin
Pfizer wrote:The mechanism by which gabapentin exerts its analgesic action is unknown...
Pfizer wrote:The mechanism by which gabapentin exerts its anticonvulsant action is unknown...
Pfizer wrote:A high-affinity binding protein in animal brain tissue has been identified as an auxiliary subunit of voltage-activated calcium channels. However, functional correlates of gabapentin binding, if any, remain to be elucidated.
By the way, read the side effects for Neurontin. Pfizer is pretty sure that it can