CCSVI Coalition applauds announcement of clinical trials
TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Today the Government of Canada on the
unanimous advice of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
approved funding for clinical trials of CCSVI related to Multiple
Sclerosis. This is a reversal of the negative position taken last fall
by CIHR and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Today's
statement made no mention of participation by the MS Society in this
positive decision and there is no indication that the MS Society has
changed its negative view of CCSVI.
Today's announcement marks the first time that the Government of Canada
has acknowledged the relationship of CCSVI to MS.
People familiar with this issue are encouraged to contact the Minster of
Health, congratulate her on this decision and urge her to make a
priority of having treatment for CCSVI available in Canada
immediately. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/contact/ahc-asc/minist-eng.php As well as long-term research, treatment is what Canadians with MS,
their families and friends have been asking for the right to receive
treatment in their own country for a disease that slowly and
unrelentingly destroys health of its victims.
The CCSVI Coalition (www.ccsvicoalition.org) will continue to fund CCSVI research in Canada and to advocate for
immediate access to treatment of CCSVI.
SOURCE CCSVI Coalition
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