Presentation

Discussion of statins (Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) in the treatment of MS.

Presentation

Postby bromley » Tue May 16, 2006 9:14 am

UK MS Presentation on Statins. They look promising but still issues to be resolved.

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http://www.mssociety.org.uk/document.rm?id=1406
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Postby carolew » Tue May 16, 2006 6:22 pm

Personally, I think that this is it!
No drug alone can do the job. It will have to be done in combination therapy. Just like chemotherapy. It is always a cocktail of drugs that are needed to stop a very aggressive type of cell damage. Not the same cause but some similarity in the destructive process. :)
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Postby JFH » Thu May 18, 2006 6:16 am

But dont hold your breath Carole the last slide in the presentation says quite a lot :x :(
Statins may only have modest effects over extended periods which would require long-term (>5years) and large-scale trials. These would prove very expensive and therefore not attractive to the pharmaceutical industry. This is especially pertinent where statins have lost, or will soon lose, patent protection.
[My emphasis]
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Postby carolew » Thu May 18, 2006 8:44 am

Actually, I just ment that this disease will need combo therapie to be effectively treated, not necessarily with statins in there...
It is too complex a disease. Carole
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