A very special thank you to those who participate in any kind of clinical trial, and thus pave the way to new drugs being authorized; I am certainly already a major beneficiary of those who have been willing to do that. While there is always the potential benefit of being an early adopter of a new treatment, the reality of the risks was reiterated today as it appears it cost two people their lives. I know with my first exacerbation, and the brutally slow recovery, I would have been willing to go on a clinical trial to hasten my recovery. Now that I am doing well on Rebif I am much more comfortable with other people putting their health, and lives, on the line to try out the latest and greatest treatments. I am very happy that there are those that make the choice to be a test bed for new treatments!
Erik & the Smith Family