Posted by Todd (188.8.131.52) on March 20, 2000 at 17:51:03:
In Reply to: Yes, posted by Bobbie P. on March 20, 2000 at 13:14:14:
The tobacco companies sell people (like me) drugs that CAUSE illness.
The pharmaceutical industry sells people (like me) drugs that HELP my illness.
Thus, the analogy [I know big words too, drummer :-)] is inaccurate and misleading.
Partnering with the PI is probably the BEST thing OUCH could do. How many studies of clusterheads have you seen? How do the PI do their research on us? Why do we have to experiment with migraine drugs to see what works for CH? How many years was Imitrex on the market before it was approved (the injectible form) for CH?
I won't go into the financial aspects ... the 'surface' view of PI profits is severly shortsighted, but that's a different subject.
I don't think OUCH should fund any PI research, but I see NOTHING wrong in hitting them up for funds to support OUCH.
Just my opinion...I could be wrong.
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