Support MS Liberation Therapy: Wilson
(October 6, 2010) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is lending his support to constituents who are asking the McGuinty Government to allow clinical trials for venoplasty treatment (also known as liberation therapy) to explore its potential to bring relief to Ontarians afflicted with multiple sclerosis.
“All that is wanted is a chance for improved quality of life,” said
Wilson. “At the very least, the McGuinty Government should allow the
procedure to take place in Ontario instead of forcing patients to travel
out of the country.”
Liberation therapy is used to treat chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, more commonly called CCSVI. The procedure consists of corrective angioplasty, a well-known and universally practiced procedure that is low risk and relatively low expense.
Wilson says Ontario should follow Saskatchewan’s example and fund clinical trials of the treatment to gather more data and allow the medical professionals to analyze results. The local MPP has started a petition to encourage the government to act.