Nova Scotia won’t fund liberation therapy for MS patients

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Nova Scotia won’t fund liberation therapy for MS patients

Postby MSUK » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:39 am


Nova Scotia’s health minister says there are no plans to follow New Brunswick’s lead and begin funding the costs of the so-called liberation therapy for multiple sclerosis patients.

New Brunswick announced Wednesday that patients can receive funds to help cover the costs of medical services including liberation treatment outside the province.

Nova Scotia Health Minister Maureen MacDonald said today that her department will wait for stronger evidence before considering a similar move.... Read More - ... ageid/2954
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Postby 1eye » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:44 am

I didn't know that about New Brunswick! This news is among the first signs I have seen that Canada is starting to become humane! Fantastic news.

What I would like to see is a clinical trial that combines venoplasty treatment with all the armaments we have, stents if necessary but not necessarily stents, IVUS, with testing and monitoring with all the instrumentation we have (BOLD, SPECT, SWI, PWI, plethysmography, etc...), and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

We can prove that the ravages of this disease are reversible, and we can do it in Canada. Why try to spend all our money on stats backed up by hundreds of years of more patient grief, to mollify drug vendors who already make plenty of money? Why not spend it on finding good solutions?
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Postby Cece » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:29 pm ... le/1415731

I'd heard about the $250,000 fund but this is the first I've heard of the specifics of what would be given per applicant.
The provincial government announced Wednesday that patients who qualify for the fund will be eligible for a one-time grant up to a maximum of $2,500, which then must be matched by a fundraising organization or another third party.
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