Sask. Residents Still Have Time to Apply for MS Trial
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:54 PM
Saskatchewanresidents suffering from Multiple Sclerosis have until this Friday to submit an application for a new clinical trial in Albany, New York. The two-year, double-blind clinical trial at Albany Medical Centre has room for 86 Saskatchewan MS patients. The first of the eligible Saskatchewan patients are expected to travel to Albany in March. It will take several months to contact, screen and assess enough patients to fill all 86 spaces available to Saskatchewan patients. Half of those participating in Albany will receive the Liberation Therapy procedure, and half will receive a placebo procedure. In the absence of a suitable research proposal within the province, the government has pledged $2.2 million to cover costs for patients selected to participate in this trial. The online application form can be found at www.health.gov.sk.ca/ms-clinical-trial and the toll-free number is 1-855-690-9901 will be open 24 hours.
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