Promises, Promises.......

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snowdog
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   Posted 9/28/2006 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   

rhondab
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   Posted 9/28/2006 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Dogday

Thanks for sharing. Maybe they're on to something. (?)

rhonda

snowdog
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   Posted 9/28/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I found the complete report on their website:

http://www.novartis.com/

uppitycats
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   Posted 9/28/2006 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I especially like the note - -"oral drug". No more shots would be a lovely thing!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Mezazinine
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   Posted 9/28/2006 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to enter their Phase III clinical trial of this drug. I completed one screening visit and have two more to go. I hope they take me. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

snowdog
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   Posted 9/28/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Mezazinine,

I hope you do make it, and keep us informed ok?

tingles
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   Posted 9/28/2006 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Mezazinine,

I am somewhat familiar with this drug and the Phase III clinical trials, and am pretty sure that there is a 'placebo arm' in this trial. This means that you have a one in three chance of being on placebo (ie. sugar pill). Since they are currently testing two doses of the drug, patients are randomly assigned to either one of the doses or a sugar pill, and, in order to eliminate bias (on your part or the investigator's), neither you nor the doctor know whether you are on the active medication or the sugar pill.

Just something to keep in mind and to ask about when making your decisions :)

Good luck with everything!!!
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