Vikingquest wrote:The MsSociety funds research that pharma won't touch. So there is funding out there. It doesn't sound like some off patent antibiotics would cost too much to do a trial.... Just saying.
Yes the Society does offer research funding but it wouldn't have anywhere near the amount required to do proper trials for antibiotics. These kinds of studies cost into the millions of dollars to obtain anything meaningful and by that I mean eventual approval from the FDA. The planning, organization and complexity involved in clinical trials is huge and that's why the expense.
And the MS Society is influenced a lot by the big pharma and you can bet they wouldn't be giving a positive nod for this kind of trial.