Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Should Be Done

I was saddened to hear of a friend's mother's passing from a stroke yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Her passing reminds me that not enough is being done for victims (especially victims under 60 of strokes).

I have been reading up on Stroke Trials. There seems to be a great amount of research being done which no doubt makes me happy and I hope makes you happy to. I just recently found out that drug trials can cost from $500 million to $2 billion! All this for drugs that may never see the light of day. Candidates for a new drug to treat a disease might include 5,000 to 10,000 chemical compounds and from that, typically 10 of these will qualify to test on people! 10!

Imagine being a scientist working on these drugs. You could go your whole career and not see one single drug approved...Well, if they don't get discouraged, neither can we! There's something out there. We just have to keep digging.

1 comment:

  1. I am 30 yrs old,pregnant with twins and on stroke recovery