TwistedHelix wrote:It would be nice to think that this article by Michael J Fox would prick a few consciences, and lead to a shift in the structure of funding and medical research:
Fox certainly knows how to call it as he sees it. MS research needs to join together to pool resources and ideas but if you look at its history, you'll see the 4 main pharmas involved competing with one another. One will come out with something new and the other 3 will do their best to discredit them. And I wonder how much these companies have spent in head-to-head trials against one another to try and get that slight edge in market share.
I've looked at the MS research situation for a few decades now and see little if anything of real promise. Marg fought and suffered for years against the disease and found her best relief from a alternative use drug that has been shunned by the established MS medical world. I hope the current group of MS patients don't have to wait anywhere near as long to get the result we all want to see.