Thursday, July 08, 2010
Be my journalist!
For the brave, here are questions that you could ask Jerry Maguire to get a good debate going!
1) How did the placebo group do over the nine months?
If the effect is not negligible, why? Does this not invalidate all outcome studies in that any intervention improves the condition?
2) How much money has so far been spent on the Pagoclone trials? If the outcome is negative as I suspect, could you consider any other company taking the risks of loosing millions of dollars?
3) What's next on the pharmaceutical battle field?
4) You are prescribing medication to people who stutter at your clinic. How can you reconcile your medical practice with the fact that no medication has ever proven to be effective in solid clinical trials?
Oh and I found that Indevus' website stutteringhope.com is down. But google has this snipplet: "Indevus Pharmaceuticals Inc. - Pagoclone Pagoclone is a novel member of the cyclopyrrolone class of compounds and ... The Phase IIb study will involve approximately 300 patients in the U.S. The ... stutteringhope.com/"