I think they do tell us it'll be cured in about 5 years. They tell us this every year. I was told this when I was diagnosed about 15 years ago. If people on TiMS are waiting for drug companies to find a cure, they had better stop waiting. There is a built-in economic disincentive for drug companies to find anything resembling a cure.
We will not be rescued by another Jonas Salk. The ebola crisis tells us that even when the future of the human race is at stake, drug companies will not move. They only move if there is something patentable, where they stand to gain 17 years of licensing, and insurance companies are required to give it to them.
They are addicted to addiction, which guarantees them their time-release opiate profits. The "MS" drugs are their favorite kind: the ones doctors can tell them are "for life". I was told that by a cardiologist about Lipitor! Drug pushers and doctors alike see heart-disease as another iron rice-bowl guarantee of income, for their
lives, not yours. Your death will not sadden them: there are always more "MS" patients.
Having been an "MS" patient for this long has made me impatient. Having had my veins ballooned has made me not progress. So I am no longer desperate. My wife may be
But I now know the stents will probably kill me before the heart disease or "MS" do.
Perhaps drug development needs to be the responsibility of the government. It would probably move many times faster than the addiction vendors. Leaving things to the pushers shows we are suckers for addiction to drugs, and that we trust doctors and drug pushers way too much. If you have seen "Dallas Buyers Club
" you might see what I mean.
They even have us convinced they are working to benefit us, to the tune of 15 Billion dollars a year
in drugs specifically and only for "MS". You might say "MS" is the greatest hoax of all time.
And no, the last "MS" researcher will not turn the lights off. If things continue as they are, we will never meet any such individual.
BTW Amantadine, given to "MS" victims, is a very good anti-viral. It has kept me cold-free many seasons. Maybe it even helps with Ebola. You'll never know if you ask the drug pushers. It's out of patent.