Have you asked Biogen Idec any of your questions, and if so what was their reply?
First of all, why didn't Biogen just publish on their own any new and/or corrections of the findings I just posted? They knew what they had found and published in the recent past. They aren't stupid. If they ran further studies that showed different or better results, why would they withhold that at all? Or did they NOT find different or better results? Or did they not run further tests at all, and that's why we can find no "corrective" abstracts?
To "ask" them something so simple as that, to me, would be an insult to them, wouldn't it? Or did they just think people wouldn't read enough or dig deep enough, and therefore they didn't NEED to fully publish clarification or subsequent findings? OR....did they ever do any further studies into those exact areas? I mean, I don't know what or why they felt no need to follow up on or to correct their previous findings. But why should ANYONE have to "ask"? They published the original studies that I referred to. They apparently
decided to take the chance that not many would make comparisons or ask questions. And besides me, I don't believe many (if ANY) HAVE seen those and wondered about the whole thing. Am I close to perhaps ascertaining the situation correctly? Plus, why do I think that Biogen already knows what the public is questioning? (Remember, I worked behind the scenes in the medical field, and one of my responsibilities was scouring the web, including message boards pertaining to our particular sector of medicine, and reporting back on prevailing sentiments and/or questions out there, shall we say. I'm sure that wasn't the only corporation that does that. That's just a small part of monitoring the market, prevailing attitudes, and competitor moves.)
Come on, as if they are going to answer any of my questions anyway? No offense, but let's be realistic here. For example, Elan supposedly offered to thisisms.com through Arron to answer questions people wanted to propose to them, and so far, to my knowledge anyway, there hasn't been a peep out of them in response to anyone's questions.
And Finn............good point, except that (for example) even when I posted just the links, etc., (even links to prior postings in other threads), it is obvious from the type of comments, etc., that unless some things are posted clearly, succinctly and in full
, many people don't read them, misunderstand, tend to "assume" and/or make accusations to the poster.
I personally apologize for the length of my
posts and for feeling that I have to repeat myself so often. If you notice, I do not feel the need to speak to folks such as Harry or Robin in such detail or at such length.
But, I certainly do agree with you, Finn. I wish it could be otherwise myself.