No Federal Funding for Zamboni’s Liberation Treatment for MS

Jon Gerrard

Jon Gerrard, who is Manitoba's Liberal leader, said that the Government should provide adequate fund required for the research work regarding multiple sclerosis (MS).

The Federal Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq said that Canadian Government will not support the study related to the liberation treatment for MS.

The liberation treatment for MS has been developed by an Italian doctor named, Paolo Zamboni.

Aglukkaq further mentioned that she completely agrees with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that has decided not to support the federal trial regarding the study of the liberation treatment.

The experts say that there is no scientific evidence to give green signal to Zamboni's treatment procedure.

The CIHR and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada held a meeting to discuss this issue and reached a conclusion that unless any scientific proof regarding the study is available, they will not support Zamboni's therapy.

Alain Beaudet, who is the President of CIHR, said that "It's premature to support clinical trials for the liberation procedure. We must first verify the validity and effectiveness of the treatment".

The expert panel made by the Government will also look for any linkage between chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis disease.


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