posted on May, 15 2019 @ 07:19 AM
a reply to: penroc3
The problem with this is that their research is more about treatment and less about cure.
And lets be honest: humira (as an example) is priced beyond any reasonable ability to pay for it. I take humira, and if i weren't sticking it to my
insurance company, would be paying about $35k/month for treatment. And that is all it is....treatment. It isn't a cure, and any beneficial action
from it goes away after a week or 2 of non-treatment.
The real kicker: there are only guesses as to why i am on it. It affects TNF-Alpha, but how that fits into my overall disease isn't really known
(which is obvious, as Humira isn't really all that helpful for me...it mutes my symptoms, but doesn't mute the misery that comes with the symptoms,
like the pain).
When people say "research" i think more like "researching the human body to untangle its chemical processes", and not "stab in the dark until you find
a chemical that does something interesting, then try to dose mice with it". One is research, the other is "mad scientist".