[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by Swooping[/postedby]
Weak argument jarjarbinx. If we extrapolate data from in vitro models & in-vivo rodent models to humans, yes we all would be sitting with the hair of Brad Pitt currently now.
These results suggest that [INSERT COMPOUND HERE…] may be a novel approach for androgenetic alopecia.
I know what you mean. Do you want me to name a minimum of 50 compounds which are suggested like this in papers? In reality they do completely nothing though. What’s your point exactly?
You do understand why IGF-1 derived from e.coli [1-10PPM] is allowed by the FDA & EU law right? That is because they have been reviewed already and those products are available for quite some time in cosmetic formulations. Ohw, wait perhaps it’s their “magic vehicle”? Yeah SURE lol!
Then there are 20 other arguments to make both from a scientific & logical standpoint why this won’t work or minor beneficial at best.
James_bond is right, watch out with these clowns.[/quote]
Follicept is a solution in search of a problem. They’ve got a somewhat novel delivery method that is sparking very little interest from the pharma industry. So, what can they do? Turn to the desperation of the balding community, of course. Run a half-azzed trial, using concentrations so low the FDA will turn a blind eye to them and generate results that are ambiguous at best. Trial feedback will be something to this effect: “wow, my shedding completely stopped”, “my hair feels so much fuller”, “i’m maintaining and no side effects!”. Young desperate guys will come running with their wallets out and hopes up. This will give follicept a bit of revenue so they can continue to proposition pharma to adopt their technology for a real project.
They’re attempting this experiment with the blind hope of a child waiting for Santa to bring them their favorite toy. And, unfortunately, the way they’re running this “trial” is so amateurish they’ve left no way to evaluate this treatment unless it grows massive amounts of hair. Without a comparison versus a proper control, they’ve no way to conclusively tell if their treatment is working at anything other than an eye popping way. Which, as we know, is nearly impossible to do. Nothing has come close to propecia and minoxidil.
Does anyone honestly think they believe, even for one second, that using 0.0001% solution delivered across the dermis, is gonna generate effects large enough to see from a casual inspection, essentially defeating all known treatments we’ve seen to date? No, they don’t believe that, Dr Hsu is smarter than that. What they’re counting on is ambiguity in the results, because that’s what they can exploit. I simply refuse to believe they’re as naive as they’re letting on. Ask yourself, why is this being conducted without a control, without a systematic way of applying the treatment, why no proper baseline photos with great lighting? It’s because that would remove the ambiguity. If they really are this naive and they believe this is an honest effort to bring forward a new treatment, well then i have to laugh and wish them best of luck, because they have no clue what they’re doing.
Someone over at follicept page actually made reference to Devon as comparable to Jesus. No lie. Unbelievably sad and rather pathetic that some people get suckered in like that.
Maybe this will be the elusive unicorn that saves everyone’s hair. But, i wouldn’t count on it. I think we can all see this train wreck coming from miles away…