A guy posted an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Vera Price (involved with Follica) that took place on October 1st 2008. This is an excerpt from the article he says:
"Dr. Price believes that we will see new developments in medical treatment, but nothing will be on the market over the next five years. However, she adds, “Progress is being made on many different fronts to interrupt this process.”
On the horizon
Spironolactone, a medication used to treat high blood pressure, is an androgen receptor inhibitor, and it has an anti-male hormone effect. As such, it has received attention as a possible treatment for female pattern hair loss. Dr. Price, says, however, “No one has done a controlled study, but from all of our observations with patients, I have not found it to be effective in regrowing hair.”
Stem cell research is also looking into ways to promote hair growth in women and men with thinning hair. But again, Dr. Price says, significant results in patients won’t be seen for quite some time. “I think we’ll have new medical treatments for androgenetic alopecia before we see any applicable results from stem cell research,” she explains."
Here is the link to the post (one of the latest posts in the bottom): http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2008/08/12/new-fundraising-for-hair-raising-follica-takes-in-11-million-for-baldness-treatment-approach/