"I don't find this result surprising given the current reputational issues Big Pharma have with the general public.However, I disagree with these results. If it wasn't for Big Pharma we wouldn't have DMTs for MS or the exciting pipeline that currently exists."
"MS'ers may be surprised but there are currently two PPMS and one SPMS trial recruiting sponsored by Big Pharma. The anti-Lingo trial that is targeting remyelination is also a Big Pharma project. All these have been profiled on this blog in the recent past."
"What is worrying however is the bad publicity "big money" brings to the field."
"It is also becoming increasingly difficult to get investigator trials sponsored, for example funding for a recent vitamin D trial was turned down in the UK. We are not sure why as the trial was well designed, the case for vitamin D is compelling and the study was powered to be definitive. May be next time?"
"We are about to submit a grant to test an anti-EBV drug in MS. Again the case is compelling for this trial. Let's hope the reviewers' and funders' think the same."
"I wonder if Danone and/or Nestle would be interested in funding a probiotic trial in MS? Please complete the new poll to let us know. You never know your response may be the beginning of a powerful lobby."