Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Wednesday that the Canadian government will not fund a clinical trial of the “liberation therapy” for multiple sclerosis at this time. Aglukkaq commissioned an expert panel’s report from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the MS Society of Canada, who unanimously recommended against supporting a clinical trial of the treatment in Canada as yet. Italian doctor Pablo Zamboni proposed liberation therapy as a response to an unproven theory of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency—that blocked veins in the neck or spine are to blame for MS.
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