Empowered By... a first-of-its-kind live video event connecting viewers and guests with groundbreaking innovations and treatments in the health and wellness space. This show will offer unprecedented access to scientists, doctors, and experts in the medical community, mixed with the true life experience and case studies of people with all stages of MS.
Meet The Guests
Dr. Bruce Bebo: Executive VP of Research for the National MS Society
Mitch Sturgeon: clinical trial participant/blogger/MyCounterpane user living with PPMS
Clinical Trials 101
MS is currently the neurological condition with the most scientific progress.
The bridge between an idea and a clinical trial is three phases
Phase 1: Drug administered to a healthy subject to gauge risks of side-effects. There have been known injuries during this stage.
Phase 2: Agent is tested on the population living with the disorder.
Phase 3: It is determined whether or not the drug gets approved. A large study (1000+ participants) is needed and the FDA requires 2 studies for safety purposes.
It takes about 10 years and 2.6 billion dollars, on average, to bring a drug to market. Less than 12% make it to the market.
How To Find A Clinical Trial
"Whether the trial is successful and the agent is approved, or it fails and doesn't work, whatever the outcome, we learn something. It helps in creating ideas for new therapies and better treatment for individuals living with MS. They help create a path for future trials." - Dr. Bruce Bebo