NYTime Death Notice for Bill Haast wrote:Mr. Haast and a Miami doctor treated more than 6,000 people with a snake-venom serum that they and their patients contended was effective against multiple sclerosis and arthritis. After the CBS News program “60 Minutes” did a report on the subject in December 1979, interest in the serum surged. But in 1980 the Food and Drug Administration banned the product as useless after saying that numerous deficiencies had been found in Mr. Haast’s manufacturing process. Nevertheless, researchers have continued to work on drugs made from venom in the hope of using it to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Effective against MS? Maybe at least for some people.
Here's a link to the complete article:
Bill Haast, a man charmed by snakes, dies at 100
Any members still around who found benefit from this treatment? Perhaps any who are still using it?
Perhaps snake venom increases blood flow to/from the brain?
Not that I'm considering...