Sunday, March 23, 2014

Biotech company could be on verge of finding a cure, treatment for fibro

Dr. William "Skip" Pridgen has done research on fibromyalgia for about 15 years while working full-time in his surgical practice, Tuscaloosa Surgical Associates PC. His research has led to a possible new drug and treatment that might someday provide a cure for fibromyalgia.
Pridgen and Carol Duffy, who has a doctorate in virology and is an assistant professor in biological sciences at the University of Alabama, have developed a drug and treatment they believe might cure the problem.

Two trial phases to test their drug and treatment have shown some promising results, said Pridgen ... Phase 3 will not be cheap and will take two to three years to complete

... they theorized that the pain could be caused by a herpes virus that weakens the immune system.

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