Nice to see you, sir... as someone who watched his wife deal with MS for almost four decades, and ultimately lost your life partner to this disease-- I think you deserve some props.
When Harry wrote about Dr. Hinton Jonez and histamine and corruption in pharma, a lot of us took notice and did our homework. Here's a classic Harryz post on pharma from '04...(you always did like to stir the pot
My goodness, I didn't even remember that I posted that article until I saw it again! Certainly brought back a lot of memories.
Having followed MS for so many years, I've seen a lot, both from the patients' perspective and also from the other side. Can't say that much has changed from the treatment side of things.
CCSVI has certainly stirred the pot a lot. There still has to be a lot of research done with that before anyone can say it will be of great benefit to MS patients. It is interesting to note that Dr. Hinton Jonez's use of histamine back in the 50's brought on large symptom relief for about 80% of the MS people he treated. Histamine improved the circulation of these patients...not as much as the CCSVI procedure does so we had an indication a way back then that MS's symptoms could be caused by poor circulaton. It's a pity that it has taken so long for this to evolve.
I guess time will tell just how much or if CCSVI will help in the long term. What we do know is that treating MS solely as an autoimmune disease simply hasn't worked.