Posted by Dad
on September 21, 2000 at 06:14:36:
In Reply to: Wrong - you missed the boat on this one, Dad (haven't you been reading about Wakefield, Goldberg, etc.??) posted by Sherlock on September 20, 2000 at 18:39:18:
As of yet it remains in the theoretical stage. His study had a couple of major flaws (and the opposition of a very powerful enemy Merck). Should it pan out it will be a major break thru. Should it finally fail, it will have been a good attempt and certainly worth the shot, as most of the medical community seems ready to wash it's hands of our children.
But for now, it remains in the "what if" column, and the parents here need very real answers to their questions now, not 3 years from now. As it stands, the only people offering anny concrete help are the behavioralists, and it still remains in their balliwick to diagnosis and recommend treatments. Perhaps some would be willing to wait for the panacea to cure their child, but I prefer to get busy now. Keep an open mind about the future, but get some real help to move forward now.
But perhaps Sherlock you know of a way to get this hustled thru the process of acceptance by both the FDA and the NIH?