Hi Kati, I miss my little Sammi bird. They so smart, and sassy! I have to say, I like parrots much better than most people. Yes, *everything* has to be approved by some bean-counting gatekeeper - it must be some Law of Nature, right? So the question is, why are none of these drugs approved for us? It's not like we have some rare, orphan illness wth only a few hundred patients. Seems like a few million potential customers for these drugs should stimulate somebody's greed gland. Or are the drug companies only interested when they can sell hundreds of millions of doses? Meanwhile there are boatloads of drugs prescribed off-label, marketed off-label, sometimes with fatal results, *somebody* pays for those drugs, and the fines for illegal marketing are just another cost of doing business. Once again, what is different about this illness that we are considered trash to be thrown away, while other diseases are 'in'?