Possible link to a cure: Researching TNX-901
Hello everyone! I'm a 20 year old with a life-threatening peanut allergy. I am also allergic to tree nuts and shellfish. That said, coming across the following video and article was truly unsettling. I would love to hear the community's thoughts about TNX-901. To give a little background,
"In clinical trials, the experimental drug, TNX-901, which was developed by Tanox, a small biotech company, showed great promise. TNX-901 might now be nearing approval as the first preventive treatment for people for whom even the smell of peanuts is life-threatening. The published findings in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2003, triggered "a wave of publicity and lifting the spirits of allergy sufferers. But the drug was on its last legs."
The reason the trials were stopped and the drug was shelved has nothing to do with its safety or efficacy-it has everything to do with the immoral way the prescription drug industry makes life and death decisions. The Journal points out:
"The battle over TNX-901highlights a common paradox in the drug business." Giant companies, such as Genentech and Novartis, have the financial power" to successfully block a third, independent company from moving ahead with a promising drug -- despite the absence of alternative treatments at the time."