MS Measle drug goes to trial

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MS Measle drug goes to trial

Postby Miss_Feisty » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:50 am

The antiviral agent will be tested on patients with MS.
Here is a link to the study concerning the higher incidence of measle antibodies in ms patients.

Go to new drug category:

www.biomolecularpharma.com

At the moment I cannot locate any specifics about the human trial, but perhaps it is too early. If anyone locates the data, please give me a holler.

I suppose there are a million different thoughts on this study, but I do like the "not an autoimmune disease" pursuit. Again, it is my instinctual belief that this will work for some but not all.
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Postby Miss_Feisty » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:41 pm

I apologise for the premature post, (forgive the newbie) apparently they had previously tested the drug on seven candidates. Obviously this is not enough to complete comprehensive results at this date.

Upon further reading from Mt Allison University:

http://www.mta.ca/news/index.php?id=1800
The drug has been patented but the company will require funding to get it to market and into the hands of pharmaceutical companies.


This is obviously not a new theory and more has been published on the hypothesis.
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Postby BioDocFL » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:06 pm

7 patients and they are claiming no side-effects? You should always be cautious when such claims are made. It is not a link to a peer-reviewed publication about their research so don't put much weight in it other than self-promotion, until you see a real controlled test. You can patent most anything but you have to actually prove it works before it can be approved for marketing and that takes a lot more than 7 patients.

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Postby Miss_Feisty » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:07 am

BioDocFl: you are making good and wise points.

The link to the study is also found elsewhere online and other medical sites, not only on the researcher's site. I posted a direct link because the contact information is there if anyone would like to contact the doctor.

Maybe I should not have posted a direct link which would lessen credibility?

As far as "self promotion", I see where you're coming from and see a lot of this with sponsored drug company websites and naturopathic remedy claims.

I think the self promotion aspect of introducing theories and medication will always be a factor when an investor's interest needs to be peaked. I have encountered so many false claims even with reputable medications, we don't really know what the truth is.

One thing we do have, is a brain and available information to evaluate and criticize, whatever our opinion may be.
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