Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Ember, May 1, 2013.
The inclusion criteria have changed:
can u clarify....now only indicated for people diagnosed in the last 12 months?
(> 12 months) means longer than 12 months.
yeah. sorry.. just looking at it. now on the hermxph website.
i dont' know enof about the case definitions to understand the significance of any change in eligibility criteria....
yep, still self pay & with the usual suspects..lapp, klimas, peterson, bateman, enlander, and some guy in NoCal called rajan patel
still can't combine it w/other drugs... AVs etc
I believe Dr. Peterson was using a combination of Ampligen and AV's on Andrea Whittmore. She was not able to tolerate Ampligen at typical starting dose, so she started low and titrated up. What I don't know is if the AV's were used in conjunction with Ampligen or if they were alternating the two.
This is the best I can remember and I'm sure there were some differences from this, but it wasn't long after this that a request was made to give Andrea her privacy at that point. I never heard anymore as to how she was doing or anything.
Hopefully someone can chime in and correct and update on Andrea's condition???
The FDA should at least partially fund a study on a drug that is in Phase III approval, but is out of range financially for most ME/CFS patient's who are usually on disability or just cannot afford approximately $1200 or $2000 a month (I cant remember which) for treatment. That probably would not happen since it is a for profit medication.
Are there medications NOT for profit?
I was thinking that the FDA would not help in anyway since this is will be a "For Profit" medication if I ever gets approved. It's probably not for profit now because the FDA has it classified as "Cost Recovery". Which hardly no one can afford.
Hmmm thinking about it, it will come down to price. Anybody has a clue of how often one needs to inject at the beginning then is it every 3 months or every other month, has to be monthly???....
Not familiar For Profit vs Cost Recovery. I know I cannot afford to be part of the study, but I do have good insurance which might cover it, if it becomes available and I think it is worth the risk!
It's about $1500 a month and unless you live very close, you have to move close to the treatment center while your receiving treatments and I believe it is for a minimum of 1 year!!
Cost recovery just means that approved test sights can administer the drug, but the patient has to pay for every aspect of the treatment while receiving it.
How do they get adequate people for testing when the cost is so high.
Seems like a good question, perhaps there are enough people in the US with the financial assets. Unfortunatley my illness hit when I was just starting my career, so I do not have much wealth.
actually... i can't see Patel on the list anymore!!
Right I just checked and he doesn't seem to be listed. I wo der if it is the same Dr. Raj Patel as the Lyme specialist out here.
I just called his office. He doesn't give amp anymore.
Huh, interesting. Thanks for taking the initiative on that, wonder why he stopped.
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