Tuesday, August 31, 2010
CIHR makes recommendations on Canadian MS research priorities
While I disagree with the statement "there is overwhelming lack of scientific evidence on the safety and efficacy of the procedure, or even that there is any link between blocked veins and MS", (No evidence of a link? What happened to the Buffalo study and all of the other clinical evidence since then???), I see that the actual CIHR press release is not nearly as negative as the CBC made it out to be: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/42382.html. Take a deep breath and chill, folks... it's not good news, for sure, but the CBC story wasn't that clearly written and the setback isn't quite as bad as it first seemed. Still, that "overwhelming lack of evidence" statement seems pretty stupid.