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What the heck is a clinical trial and what do they do?  I am person who would score high on clinical trials, because I have conditions which, so far, there is no drug made that helps to end my syndromes and diseases or arrests them.  I am a man who has severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), .. a woman's syndrome, and a worthless arthritic back. Neither are curable. Only one out of 7 sufferers of IBS are men.  You remember, ... all those ladies' stomachs with the markers on them!


I know, I know, they are now producing  a commercial that has men in it, as if the drug alleviates their problems.  Don't believe it. Men and women seem to be affected differently by IBS. In fact, I don't believe they will ever discover a drug for the condition.  I just did a check on clinical trials for IBS. Here's one I'll post.

"The purpose of the study is to investigate whether renzapride will help alleviate the symptoms associated with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome in female patients."


Notice it says, "female patients." No men allowed.


Those who sign up for it are given a placebo or the drug.  What they want to see is, if the drug helps the conditions or not, ... or if it does help them, what happens when they get off of the drug. Believe me, IBS sufferers have good reason to want the sessions to decrease or stop; the pain is unbearable. Many women, with the syndrome (It is not a disease!) think about death during bad sessions.  Shoot, for me, I think about death 2 or 3 times a week.  But IBS will simply not kill you, so by putting up with the pain, that session will end. Meg Ryan pegs it in "French Kiss" when she is in a fetal position on the bed yelling, "Oh God, lactose intolerance!" Sadly, doing away with milk can be part of the diet change, but I suspect that she would still have the condition, even without milk. How does this relate to Military Clinical Trials?


We have a president and congress that are signing up our young people  in  real-time "military clinical trials" when they join the  military or the guard, and using them just like drug clinical trials; the military is now paying our young people to be patients.  The parameters of the test are " patrolling and working in a hostile environment infected with IED's."  Yet, those who are signing up, don't really understand that and are not told that they are signing up for "military" clinical trials, at all. We've long ago lost the war, so now what is being done is using our troops in hopes of finding a way to defend against terrorism and IEDs.  Yep, Military Clinical Trials, ... with bonuses. 


 Under Bush, since his family is safe at home, writing books, he doesn't have to worry about anyone else.  Anyone who thinks Bush cares about soldiers are  "born-again suckers.  Bush goes to sleep at 9 PM, every night, and has no sleep problems. Are we talking about caring here? Sounds like an addicted personality. And our Democrat politicians are enabling the man's "drug addicted" emotional constitution! It is difficult for me to understand how Laura puts up with the man. His whole family are enablers, as well.


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