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The politics of CCSVI research in Canada

The politics of CCSVI research in Canada

On Thursday the Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee was scheduled to go clause-by-clause through Bill S-204, a National Strategy for Chronic Cerebral Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), before voting on it. The bill, sponsored by Liberal Senator Jane Cordy, [Read More]

Tory senators quash MS treatment bill

Tory senators quash MS treatment bill

The Conservatives have used their Senate majority to kill legislation that would have authorized a national strategy to deal with a controversial therapy for multiple sclerosis. Liberal senators say it’s shameful that Bill S-204 was squelched in committee. “This bill is [Read More]

CCSVI: Three Years Later

CCSVI: Three Years Later

It has been three years to the day since W5 first aired “The Liberation Procedure,” a ground-breaking investigation into a new condition called CCSVI. Italian vascular surgeon Dr. Paulo Zamboni proposed a novel theory that MS could be caused by blocked veins in the head [Read More]

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