HarryZ wrote:When it comes to using different drugs to try and help with MS symptoms, the results are extremely varied. What works for some people doesn't do anything for others and vice versa. It becomes a trial and error situation and that can be very difficult for the MS patient.
I have tried lyrica and neurontin and seem to make matters worse. Much worse. Wasn't neurontin the drug whose trial results for MS were fake?
Give me a billion $, a sack of flour and a disease and I can make you the best drug ever.
HarryZ wrote:Neurontin was a drug that was falsely advertised by the drug company who manufactured it and was caught when one of their cheif PhD sales reps blew the whistle on them. Not sure if the court case has gone to trial or if they settled out of court. To my knowledge, it wasn't specifically used to treat MS symptoms but may have been promoted to some extent in this area.
was written a neurontin prescription for neuropathic pain back in about 2000. I did some reading on it and discovered the lawsuit for their illegal marketing tactics and never filled it.
NHE wrote:Hi Harry,
Back then I had read that part of the lawsuit was based on the illegal activity of putting a sales rep in with doctors when they met with patients and discussed medication options for the patient. Was this the guy that did that?
Still, the fines that they pay are a small percentage of the profits they make from their "wonder drugs" and are probably just considered part of the cost of doing business. The thing that really scares the pharma is government run health care but that's a subject for a different thread.
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