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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canada Welcomes Federal Commitment to Fund CCSVI Trials

On Wednesday, June 29th 2011, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced that the federal government will fund Phase I/II level clinical trials on chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and MS.


This recommendation was based upon a meeting of the CIHR’s scientific expert working group. The latter unanimously recommended the design and launch of a Phase I/Phase II therapeutic clinical trial. The highlights from this meeting will be posted on the CIHR website.