New Drug To Be Tested For Chronic Lyme

From PRWeb:

FDA to Rule on Testing New Drug for Chronic Lyme
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) April 02, 2012

Researchers led by Time for Lyme grantee, M. Karen Newell-Rogers, Ph.D, have submitted a pre-IND briefing document to the US Food and Drug Administration, a preliminary step toward developing proposals for clinical testing of a new drug that could one day end the suffering of those with chronic, or long-term Lyme disease.

“To our knowledge this is the first novel drug candidate that has been proposed for study in the treatment of chronic Lyme Disease post-infection in some time,” said a representative of Viral Genetics, that submitted the proposal for its drug candidate, VGV-L, to the FDA. A response is expected in April.

Tests led by Dr. Newell-Rogers, a professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Scott & White Hospital, and a scientific advisor to Viral Genetics, have been conducted for over two and a half years. The results were submitted this month to the FDA, along with a protocol for a proposed human clinical trial designed under the guidance of a leading Lyme clinician at one of the nation’s top medical centers. Testing to date was conducted by Dr. Newell-Rogers with significant contributions from other clinicians at the University of Colorado, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Scott & White Hospital in Texas.

Prior research had established the insight that certain immune characteristics may contribute to whether a person is susceptible or resistant to the development of chronic inflammation as a result of infection. Dr. Newell-Rogers theory proposes a “targeted” peptide to replace or remove the self-peptides and restore a healthy immune response in patients.

Much of the funding for the pre-clinical studies leading to the FDA filing was provided by Time for Lyme, acting in concert with Richard Gerstner, the ex-IBM Executive VP who saw the potential applicability of Dr. Newell’s work, to Lyme disease.

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7 comments for “New Drug To Be Tested For Chronic Lyme

  1. Nana
    April 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    If the FDA approves it in April, how long do you think before it will be available?

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Nana,
      I really don’t know, but would hope sooner than later!

    • August 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Hello friend , And wow, what great work you do. You are so mvteoatid , positive , and smart ! It takes A lot har work and dedication to write a book, and A lot of courage to post thethat videos that you do. They are great support ! I have Lyme and Lupus unfortunitly. It is a constant battle but what that I am doing well with it. I am still looking to reach out for a network of friends with the same problems I have. I went to a Lupus support group but dont know of any lyme ones!

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Your last video’s comments are revmoed and people wanted to know about the 880 nm laser and if it worked. You did not specify. You also appeared to be a Lyme patient, which you make no mention of in this video promoting your book. I think you are a fake! I think you are full of crap in every direction. I bet your 99% of the medical quotes in your book are also crap.This would be a good time to come clean.Laser promotes growth and it only takes a google search to find that/

  2. Nana
    April 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    How are you doing with the Rife machine treatment? Do have any knowledge that VGV -L has been approved by the FDA? I really appreciate your newsletter as keeps me informed about what is going on in the Lyme community. Thank you so much. I have been on antibiotics for about 6 years. This last round of meds has really made my symptoms worse than they have ever been …….herxing.

  3. JasonMChicago
    April 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I’m pretty tenacious and aggressive but I have to say this bacteria is something else! Geez!

    I don’t think there will ever be a silver bullet… it’s just to complex a condition. The fact that they hide in all types of tissues is what throws everyone off. Medications and treatments can help but I think eventually the immune system has to finish the job. Only it has the complexity to take care of this condition.

    I keep plugging at it. It’s been about four months (alternative) for me and have made much progress (can’t complain). Much better than when I was treating everything seperately (anxiety, muscle pain, facial pain, depression, rotating pain, etc.). Now I just build up my system, detox, and slowly kill. The thing is that it is a full-time job with no vacation days! One doctor said that you need to keep the momentum because if you don’t the bacteria will just multiply and grow back. I haven’t taken a day off of beating Lyme+ but trust me sometimes I just want to really bad! Crazy stuff!

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