ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Is Exactly Why

Ron Leuty has an interesting article on the hundreds of clinical trials emanating from the Bay Area biopharm hotbed.  He even calls out ALS in his article.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/biotech/2012/05/bay-area-clinical-trials-database.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Now click on the link in the article that will take you to the long, online list of clinical trials.  Click on the Indication header to put them in alphabetical order.  Now look for ALS.  Does anybody see a problem?

This is exactly why Dr. Stanley Appel once said to Congress, "ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded disease."

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