Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Controversial News - Canadian patients to U.S. for "liberation" trial
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
    I noticed this news report and wanted to pass along -

    Saskatchewan MS Patients to U.S. for "Liberation" Trial

    Of interest, Saskatchewan, population of slightly more than one million, has an estimated 3,500 residents with MS. Canada's rate of MS is among the highest in the world.

    Of controversy, the trial. Perhaps this large, expensive study/trial will answer the CCSVI controversy.

    Graceonline responded:
    Dear Elizabeth

    As I understand it will be costing 2.2 million and their will be 86 subjects (half being placebo). One would certainly hope it will yield some results!

    Do you ever get the feeling that regardless of the illness or disease, it is always a little like a lottery when it comes to advances in therapies/treatment?


    Graceonline replied to Graceonline's response:
    correction - potentially 5 million!

    Featuring Experts

    Stephanie knows multiple sclerosis as a patient and as a nurse. Stephanie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013. Shortly after being diagnosed...More

    Helpful Tips

    the walking drug, ampyra
    was diagnosedwith MS in 2000. my walking has been getting harder to do but i was still able to work. i recently had an exacerbation of my ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    52 of 63 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.