scorpions wrote:All the research money wasted on CCSVI that could have been put towards promising treatments over the last three years frustrates me. It is kind of like looking for the elusive sasquatch. While some claim to have seen it clearly the pictures they present are always blurry and most of us do not even believ Bigfoot exists in the first place but I am sure there will contiue to be more "sightings" by those looking hard enough. I hope everyone is doing well.
Everyone is entitled to their opinon, Scorp. Fortunately there are others in the field of medicine who totally disagree with you. The only way to prove/disprove CCSVI is to conduct the research in a scientific way and see where it leads.
You talk about wasted money for MS research. Take a look at the operation of the NMSS in NY City and see what kind of waste they have in the operation of their organization. The "promising" treatments you mention (I presume more immune system altering drugs) have more than enough research money going for them. If you look at their track record over the years, the only real benefit I see is the amount of money the drug companies have made from medications that at best, have minimal efficacy. I agree with you in that I don't believe in "Bigfoot" but I know that "Big Pharma" exists. One doesn't have to look at any pictures for verification...you only need to look at their bank accounts!! And yes, I am entitled to my opinion which obviously is very different from yours.