MRSA/VRE and Phage

  1. I've been reading up on Phage treatments and wondering if any of you
    have heard of any patients that had gotten this type of therapy.

    There are a number of PubMed and AMA articles supporting the
    treatment but it is not FDA approved as yet.

    There is a treatment center opening in Mexico soon, however.

    Let me know what you think!

    If you are unfamiliar, look on my homepage under treatment options to read up on it!
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  3. by   bobnurse
    I watched a 60 minutes show about phage therapy a year or so ago. Its popular in europe and especially russia. 60 minutes also stated most of the research into phage therapy in russia is U.S.A. funded. I think the drug companies will prevent phage therapy from hitting it off in the united states.
  4. by   Megan-Cho
    Quote from bobnurse
    I think the drug companies will prevent phage therapy from hitting it off in the united states.
    I hope you are wrong but I fear you are right that they will lobby heavily to keep something like this from reaching their market.

    Hopefully the Insurance lobby will have a larger influence and will get it approved if it is efficacious.

    When this Center opens in Mexico, I look forward to hearing reports on what happens, both good and bad!



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