Edgar Ross, M.D., Director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Pain Management Center in Boston, recently completed clinical trials testing the effectiveness of Ziconitide.He
said that it is several thousand times more potent than morphine for pain, and appears to be safe when used long-term.In the trials Ziconitide, a protein, was injected into the patient's spine in combination with morphine.
...A research team led by Edgar Ross, M.D. at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston was recently involved in clinical trials on the drug PREGABALIN.
The drug that reduces the pain and fatigue caused by fibromyalgia.While Dr. Ross
says the results appear extremely promising, clinical trials have been temporarily put on hold due to some complications discovered in animal studies.A few of the mice from the early studies developed tumors which caused concern among the manufacturers of the drug and the FDA
says the mice used in the study were a strain of mice at higher risk for tumors.While most drug companies have stopped using this type of mouse for their studies because of this reason, they were still used during the pregabalin studies.Dr. Ross
remains optimistic about the drug's potential.