The Alberta MS Society says "We are sorry"

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Postby Blaze » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:06 am

Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Dr. Bill Code and Edward Conway (lawyer for Angioplasty for All) will be joining Dr. McDonald and Tim Donovan in the April 5 conference call. There may be one more high profile participant, still to be confirmed.

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Postby 1eye » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:53 am

Here's what I don't understand: Of course, I didn't understand their position on Dr. MacDonald treating Mrs. Farrel, so I guess it's not surprising, but I do not for the life of me understand why the College of Physicians and Surgeons does not sanction this trial, when they are sanctioning the MS Society's trials, and nobody in Saskatchewan has dared to say boo to their premier about the trials there. But then I also thought they were doctors and scientists, interested in the advancement of human knowledge and relief of human suffering and similar naive ideas. Maybe because the MS Society is similarly disinterested in these things, that is why it is OK.
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Postby Cece » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:29 am

www.meridianbooster.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3075005

The MS Society has been lobbying governments to approve CCSVI treatments but until a decision is made, Walker-Dufault said the best way to bring the topic forward would be to speak to MLAs and MPs about the issue.

Last I remember, the MS Society was lobbying against treatments and research. They were influential too.
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Postby Lyon » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:41 am

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Postby Gordon » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:59 am

WE DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR APOLOGY CRIMINALS
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Postby bruce123 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:10 pm

Lyon wrote:
Cece wrote: Last I remember, the MS Society was lobbying against treatments and research. They were influential too.
I've heard that said multiple times here at thisisms but if anyone has any proof, "other than he said she said" I'd be interested to see it.


In Canada the government uses the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to advise it what to do with respect to medical research issues. This committee consulted the MS Society to obtain an “expert” opinion. This MS Society medical advisory committee is made up of neurologists that have been vocal critics of CCSVI treatments. I know that this is not news to you but you seem to be forgetting what happened in Canada a few months ago.

Here’s an example of the type of expert advisors that the MS Society uses to advise the government. http://ccsviclinic.ca/?p=622

Here’s a reminder of what happen last August. This letter was written by a member of parliament who was critical of the government's method of deciding to not support medical trails of CCSVI treatment.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Canada+patients+owed+explanation/4055209/story.html#ixzz1A4j2HiZD
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