Ottawa to fund clinical trials for controversial MS treatment

The federal government is looking to put the debate over a controversial multiple sclerosis treatment to rest once and for all. Faced with sharply divided opinions among medical experts and intense lobbying efforts from politicians and patients – many of whom have gone abroad for the treatment – Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Wednesday that the government will fund clinical trials of a vein-widening procedure that’s being used to treat the symptoms of MS..."I think there is some disappointment that it’s taken the government so long to move on this,” said Libby Davies, NDP health critic.