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Why aren't Dr's Fighting for approval of HSCT?

  • By afizmyf8

    My brother lived with MS for 11 years and for the last 2 years he has been researching HSCT (Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) which is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood. This procedure is not approved in the U.S. although it has been researched and tested since the 1990’s, because the big pharmaceutical companies don’t want it approved! They will lose BILLIONS of dollars a year from MS patients not needing medication ever again. HSCT has a 86-91% success rate– not putting MS in remission but ERADICATING it completely!! My brother had to travel to Mexico for the procedure (it is also performed in Russia and Thailand) and costs about $85,000. Yes that is a lot of money to come up with and insurance companies aren’t going to help pay for it, but it is definitely worth it to be MS free for the rest of your life. My brother was unable to drive and could not walk without a can and a month after the procedure, he is walking without a cane! Definitely do some research about HSCT!

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