patientx wrote:Cureious wrote:They report on every medical thing imagineable studies or not, why is this story given so much more credence than CCSVI which is THE biggest story in MS right now?
Because these pills have solid data behind them. CCSVI has one treatment report, and the data from that are shaky at best.
By the way, as conspiracies go, this one is pretty poorly run. The news story didn't even mention the name of either drug.
I doubt that is needed in this info age. Still cannot escape the news blackout for CCSVI. Good enough for Canada, why not here? See all they are after is the "zing" of saying "new MS pill", making some quickie comments from some Dr. most of us don't know from Adam, then back to whatever bleeds/leads story there is. It's easy to put the conspiracy straw man up then knock him down, but it's far more subtle than that, most of these news people are complete idiots who say whatever pops up on the prompter and do little to none of their own thinking. They are pretty easy to pick on.
But they DO have programming directors, and they decide what gets air time, and what does not, based on whatever bias gets injected into whatever show, for whatever reason.
So why air this? Because of one study that doesn't look all that great anyways? Big deal, so they have a pill that can make you sicker than you already are, efficacy proven by relapse rates, so what? Zamboni's no-relapse rates were 100% for the un-restenosed people, now THAT is a headline worth mentioning not 20-30% and it might kill you in the process or make you very very sick.
There is little need to mention conspiracy straw men, it's right in front of you, I'll grab some Google News headlines.
United States: 2 tablets show promise in fighting MS
United States: Two New Multiple Sclerosis Pills Show Promise in Late-Stage Studies (gee, that quip sounds familiar lol)
U.K. New treatments on the horizon for multiple sclerosis (what THEY select as "new treatments")
United States: New hope for MS patients
United States: multiple sclerosis Drugs Work Well In Studies
United States: Once-a-day pill gives hope to MS patients after promising trial
Glory be we are finally saved by pill !
I saw maybe 3 stories out of dozens that even remotely hinted at any negatives here.
You tell me because there's more sugar coating going on here than in the placebos used.
The non-Italian news stories for CCSVI, from same search function, almost zero. None from the American press, yet people FLOOD the Societies and their doctors looking for help with CCSVI, and the drugs are 2 years out and make headlines? Go figure.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a conspiracy to damn well look like one.
Luckily, for most who eagerly search and do some legwork, there are answers out there, maybe not the best answers, but there is something and it's far far bigger than some pill they give to blood cancer patients and kills your immunity. People ARE getting scanned and treated using their wits, persistence, and more importantly networking, to at least get a solid answer, to a solid question, "hows those veins doing anyways".
In 2 years, there will be so many CCSVI docs in the game, that pills will have to take a back seat.