Harry (and all)..........I agree. I've perused some of the conferences being held here in the States (sponsored by the pharmas), and just the title of the presentations alone tell you a lot!
Get this: "The Myth of Mild MS". Ok, maybe yes, maybe no. But if they make you BELIEVE there is no such thing as mild MS and that you are going to get worse REALLY quick unless you start injectables...........well, need I say more?
Here's another one I couldn't help but laugh at. "The Diagnosis of and Alternative Treatments for MS". Yea, right.....alternative treatments? What do you lay odds that they mean like Harry just mentioned. Combining more than one injectable at a time. Uh........where's all this money going again? Whose pocket?
I'm sorry, I may sound a little sarcastic and down on pharma companies, but I worked for a while on the inside of a medical corp., and needless to say, I didn't like what I saw, and I literally pounded on the conference table a few times, and said "But what about the PATIENT?" I ended up having to get out of that world.
I just am concerned about what is being pushed on people, especially for MS, simply for "market share profits". If you research and analyze these companies carefully, you can find which drugs they depend on the most, and MS drugs are right up there! And you watch. I noticed not long ago, that the injectable drugs are beginning to lose profits lately. (Note that the Mayo has even said to hold off on prescribing injectables right away.) So let's watch a REAL big push now from the pharma companies. OR new treatments (that frankly I might be just a tad cautious about before I jumped on the bandwagon, i.e. Antegren) coming out on the market VERY quickly! I said a few months ago to somebody that the pharma companies would have to do something really fast, because their profits are going down now on the MS drugs. Right about that time, lo and behold, Antegren is released EARLY!
Yea......call me skeptical...........