End funding for liberation therapy, say New Brunswick MDs

The New Brunswick Medical Society has asked the provincial government to stop giving money to patients with multiple sclerosis who want to obtain liberation therapy outside Canada.

Dr. Robert Desjardins, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS), says the therapy, which involves using angioplasty to open constricted veins in the neck and chest, has not been proven to be clinically effective. “NBMS always bases its recommendations for the use of public money on evidence,” he says. Read more in CMAJ.