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Postby carolew » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:50 am

Lyon, I think they did not call me because I am way up in Canada....I could not make all the necessary appts. But, the goof news is I am in for the FTY720 study... I am happy with that ... take care
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Postby Lyon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:10 pm

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IN the Tovaxin trial

Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:33 pm

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Postby scoobyjude » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:53 pm

WOO HOO!! I'm excited for her!!
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Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:25 pm

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Postby sh8un » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:07 pm

Hi Lyon
I am very happy for you too. That's great news. I hope that all goes well for her.
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Postby Lyon » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:12 pm

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Tovaxin - And some new information that might interest peopl

Postby merlin26 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:06 pm

So today I got a notice from my neuro that I had been accepted into the Tovaxin Phase IIb trial and that they had identified the cells in me that will need to be isolated to make the vaccine. I am to go give a larger blood sample sometime next week. In talking with my neuro about Tovaxin I found myself bringing up many of the things Tim had mentioned on his website due to the fact that his site seems to have the greatest concentration of information on the drug. My neuro actually met Tim as well as all the other people on the Tovaxin study and he stated that some of Tims statements were ifalse. Like on his website he states the original Baylor group of 144 were vaccinated in the early 90's and are still doing good with only 12 people being retreated. According to my neuro the first doctor to try the vaccine was Ed Fox in Houstin, Texas. There have been a total of 18 people on the vaccine and all of them have only been on it at most for 3 years. My neuro believes that Tim does work for Opexa and is being paid by them to advertise his story. However he also believes that the data looks extremely promising and it could be a hit but again its still too early to tell. This Phase IIb study will transition into a Phase III study in 2007. I dont know when I shall receive my first infusion but as soon as I do ill let you all know. Ive had MS since I was 25 so for 3 years now and my EDSS score was measured at being a 2.5. Im hoping if I do receive the actual drug and not the placebo I can recover enough to go back to work since fatigue is my biggest enemy at this point. Anyhow just wanted to let those out there know not to put too much stock into Tims website and that ill be reporting on how well the vaccine works for me very soon. (A word of caution in what I say as well since its quite possible I could receive the placebo. ) Just keep that in mind.
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Postby sh8un » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:47 pm

Hi Merlin26
Thanx for the update. I wrote Tim and asked him about the 114 ppl thing and he never wrote me back. It seemed too good to be true. If your neuro met him, how did he think Tim was doing? It might be be hard to say of course if he never knew Tim before...just wondering if your neuro actually knows about Tim's improvements. Good luck and I hope you get the real thing.
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Postby Lyon » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:49 pm

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Tovaxin

Postby merlin26 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:58 pm

I can't really say one way or the other how well it's going to work until I see the Phase III trial data. The Phase II trial data only covered 18 people and those were the 18 that my neuro met with and saw courtesy of Opexa. Please note that the trial itself up until this point had more than 18 people but only 18 of those people received the drug and not the placebo. As how the 18 were doing my neuro says they seem to be doing really well. His exact words were 'Mike, this is really hot shit. If this works it's going to be hailed as revolutionary. So far it looks really promising'. <Yes, those were really his words.> I myself will remain unconvinced of anything until I either a) feel a difference or b) see actual data from the Phase III trial demonstrating a true 92% reduction. Phase II trials are of little interest to me given the small amount of people who participated.
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Re: Tovaxin

Postby Lyon » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:21 am

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Re: Tovaxin

Postby NHE » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:27 pm

Merlin26 wrote:My neuro believes that Tim does work for Opexa and is being paid by them to advertise his story.

One thing we do know is that Tim's father does work for Opexa and was one of the principle investors that got the company going. Whether or not Tim works for Opexa is probably unknown to the general public.
The Phase II trial data only covered 18 people and those were the 18 that my neuro met with and saw courtesy of Opexa.

That was actually a Phase IB/IIA trial which was open label.
I can't really say one way or the other how well it's going to work until I see the Phase III trial data.

The current trial is Phase IIB, is double blind, and includes 150 patients if I remember correctly. A Phase III trial is still sometime off in the future assuming that the IIB trial goes well.

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Postby ewizabeth » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:04 pm

I'm supposed to test for the Tovaxin phase IIb trial on November 24th. I go in to sign the papers and have the blood tests as well as the evaluation tests.

I hope that Tim is for real, and not just promoting the treatment. Nevertheless, I think this treatment has real potential, and I'm willing to give it a try.

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Postby MISunshine » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:49 pm

I do think that Tim is authentic. I do not think that Tim's father is on the board anymore after reading some documents. I do not think that investing in a product you think is beneficial is wrong...and that is what Tim's family did. I do hope for all of you that made it into the trial the best of the best. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. I will be hoping to get in too. So good luck everyone.
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