Good luck with your course. If you are in the same office my wife used to be in (North Shore), you are very lucky. They really try to treat their patients very well. Unfortunately we moved, and what used to be a fifteen minute trip for my wife is now a two and a half hour trip each way to an office where the care is OK, but not what it was back in Chicago.
Thanks Gkalman. They are wonderful there, and I feel lucky to be a patient. It would be just as close for me to go to Rush/Presbyterian in Chicago, but the Northbrook clinic is the best, and I've been a patient there for nearly four years.
gkalman wrote:I do think that Tim has been more transparent lately, and is slowly earning back some trustworthiness he completely lost when he made himself a Tovaxin poster-child for so long without divulging his financial and personal interests in the drug. I never looked into whether Opexa is a public entity. If it is, his actions seem criminal and one day the SEC may catch up with him (I really don't wish that upon him).
As to Tim, how many people do you know that are gutsy
enough to participate in a phase I clinical trial? So he comes from money. So his Dad was an investor. The kid had an EDSS of what, 5.5? He shared his experience on the internet. He doesn't owe
anybody his personal details. He took a big risk in the trial and shared his story. To suggest that he did something criminal is ludicrous. Maybe he's shy about his family's money. Some rich kids are. Give him a break. Be glad that there are people heroic enough to participate in trials (especially phase I trials
!) so that your wife
, and me
, and everybody else with MS
might benefit someday.
Take care, Ewizabeth Previously Avonex, Rebif & Copaxone RRMS ~Tysabri, 31 infusions, ended 9/09. Starting Copaxone 12/09, waiting for Cladribine to be approved in 2010.