Nov 022004

This reminds me of the line from Sneakers: “You won’t know who to trust.”

I get back on the computer today and the buzz on Multiple Sclerosis seems to be over the following article: No Evidence That Glatiramer Acetate Slows Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Progression. Now I am not at all familiar with the Cochrane Colloabaration and the validity of their studies nor am I familiar with Lancet Neurology and whether that is a quality scientific journal. It is hard to trust all the information that comes from (and is sponsored by) the makers of a drug since they have a vested interest in in being very positive. On the other hand this is supposedly a trustworthy third party which I’d agree is a good idea – if they are than this is very bad. Of course I am skeptical of this publication especially with this on the heels of other research showing that Copaxone is working well. I guess this is something for people taking Copaxone to check with their Neuro’s on to see if it is just another Internet quack or if it is a concern. Regardless I am glad that whether they are quacks or not they say that the Interferons are OK – probably means that Serano bought them off. 😉

 Posted by at 4:15 pm

  One Response to “Who to Believe?”

  1. Eh, I’m waiting to talk to my neurologist before I freak out about this. I find it hard to believe that ten years’ worth of data could all have been wrong. Of course, I’m biased, but I’m in no hurry to get on any interferons. Time will tell, I suppose.

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