Access to treatment for multiple sclerosis must be based on science, not hope

Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Hébert, Paul C.
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1151
Academic Journal
The author looks at the controversy in Canada wherein demonstrations are demanding access to the venous angioplasty procedure which is proposed as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The author asserts that scientific discoveries create unrealistic expectations and that few regulations managing expectations with proper evaluation lead to rapid introduction of unproven therapies. He also suggests that patients should insist on evidence before calling for the procedure to ensure innovative care.


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