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Re: Substance P drug???

Posted by Elizabeth on February 25, 1999, at 16:42:50

In reply to Re: Substance P drug???, posted by Victoria on February 23, 1999, at 21:04:46

> I'm surprised that Merck isn't testing the Substance P drug for fibromyalgia, for which there is a documented dysfunction of
> substance P. There's no widely effective treatment for fibromyalgia (although anti-depressants often help) and lots of people with it!

Are there widely agreed-upon diagnostic criteria for fibro? If not, that could make it very difficult to test a drug for it. Although, paradoxically perhaps, a drug with a specific indication for fibro might result in the disorder being better recognized and accepted by the medical community.




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