5/21/2008 9:11:02 AM
I have now been bringing my Mom to Dr. Tobinick for 11 weeks. She has improved greatly from how she was before we started the injections. I do believe she has leveled off, and stabilized. The exciting part is just that...stabilized! She was spiraling downhill, and I remember thinking she would be an invalid and someone I had to feed within 2 months. Well, it's been almost 3 months and she is walking and eating just fine. She has improved enough that she can enjoy life again, albeit a bit confused about what was just said or what she was going to do, but it usually comes to her now with a bit of thought...and we can laugh about it now, relieved she won't be getting worse any time soon.
I don't think doctors are immune from the patent since the treatment is a procedure that involves the use of a patented composition of matter (Enbrel). Dr. Tobinick has chosen to teach others…he didn’t have to. Patents are there to encourage people to disclose their inventions. Dr. Tobinick will issue them a license to do the treatment. Beyond that, this treatment is a miraculous breakthrough. Many doctors still don't know about it, and many still think it's a placebo effect. The percentages of effectiveness are way to high for this to be a placebo effect...it's just not scientifically possible. So that leaves one thing...This is real, and some very important parts of my Mom have come back to us. Please see my Mom on youtube: http://youtube.com/user/famc17 Sincerely, Felicia
Enbrel for Alzheimer's
5/5/2008 9:33:29 AM
It is most unfortunate that the results shown in Dr. Tobinick's report in the Journal of Neuroinflammation in Jan. '08, and the prior 2006 study of 15 patients are lacking any follow up reporting of his continuing treatment of these patients.
Dr. Tobinick has received procedure patents for the entire field of 32 drugs relating to cytokines, 17 methods of drug delivery (all the routes possible) and has patent claims for treatment of 65 diseases. The two small case studies for a single drug published by Dr. Tobinick are the total body of work available to justify his claims to treat 65 diseases with patented methods with licenses for sale.
I believe that the Enbrel treatment for AD has merit, and have had the method duplicated by a qualified neurologist for my wife Linda, 51, who has severe EOAD. The results were significant enough after the first month with 4 injections to have us continue. We have posted Linda Lee's before/after videos on You Tube in the interest of educating people researching this issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdSsdxzrjMk.
I hope Dr. Tobinick's unconventional business methods and procedure patents will not stifle research into etanercept and related medications for AD. Doctors are immune from procedure patents, but the threat of litigation can be very intimidating, and is sure to dampen exploration in this area.