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On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Rosenfeldt, Diane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>  Yes, it's small, but hopefully enough to at least show a trend one way or
> the other.  And if this small a sample means it can get under way quickly, I
> think it's worth a shot.  The results might nudge interest in a larger study
> at the very least.
>
> LOL, I can see a huge black market in cobra-venom drugs for cat owners in
> the rest of the company.  That's OK, Florida is really good at black-market
> stuff. ;-)
>
> Diane R.
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *Kelley Saveika
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:55 AM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* Re: Is Cheesecake On The Horizan?!
>
> I would eat cheesecake even if it weren't true...sure hope it is
> tho....just remember than 18-30 cats is a really small sample size...
>
> On 3/18/08, Belinda Sauro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >    Just received this from *www.10thlife.org *newsletter, dare we
> > hope???*
> > *
> >
> > *Pilot Study Will Help Determine If New Cobra-Venom Drug Cures Feline
> > Leukemia*
> >
> > For more than a year we've been waiting for the federal government to
> > approve a license application to use a new cobra-venom based drug in a large
> > placebo controlled double blind research study that will scientifically
> > determine if the new drug cures feline leukemia (FeLV). The manufacturer has
> > already received approval from the State of Florida to proceed, but – if the
> > drug cures the disease – sales would be limited to Florida veterinarians and
> > Florida cat owners. Federal approval would allow sales anywhere.
> >
> >       Because of the federal delay, Dr. Julie Levy of the University of
> > Florida College of Veterinary Medicine suggested we conduct a smaller 18-30
> > cat, four month, placebo controlled double blind "pilot study" using the
> > Florida license. The pilot study will follow the same procedures and be
> > conducted in the same manner as a larger follow-up study using 100+ FeLV
> > positive cats. The larger study will be conducted if the pilot study shows
> > good results. Good results from the pilot study could expedite federal
> > approval for a larger study – which Dr. Levy would supervise. The larger
> > 100+ cat study will prove conclusively that the drug cures, or does not
> > cure, FeLV.
> >
> >       The drug's manufacturer will supply the drug to us for both
> > studies (at no charge) and will supervise the pilot study (with the results
> > forwarded to Dr. Levy).
> >
> >       No harm will come to the cats. The drug is safe and there are no
> > known side effects.
> >
> >       For the last two weeks I've been looking for a location to conduct
> > the pilot study (we can't do it at the sanctuary). Once we find a place, I
> > can put a final budget together.
> >
> >       We will need to raise money for the pilot study and if we proceed
> > to the bigger study, we'll have to raise money for that, too. Donors to
> > either study will receive a tax deduction. If the drug does cure FeLV, *10th
> > Life *will receive a royalty on each sale of the drug because (1) we are
> > raising the necessary research funds (the manufacturer's research budget is
> > for human - not animal – trials), and (2) we will be supplying the FeLV+
> > cats.
> >
> >       We will probably need more FeLV+ cats. In a few days I'll know if
> > we need more FeLV+ cats and will ask you, then, if you have, or know someone
> > who has, FeLV+ cats that could participate in the pilot study. Most FeLV+
> > cats are routinely put down by their owners... this research is necessary
> > because, if the drug cures FeLV, many lives will be saved.
> >       In the meantime, please continue to support us with a donation...
> > I spend most of my time raising operating funds and now that I'm spending a
> > lot of time trying to get this study underway, I am not out there raising
> > operating funds. Please, we need every donation to continue providing for
> > our 1,200+ sanctuary cats and for these potentially life saving studies. All
> > donations are tax deductible.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Belinda
> > happiness is being owned by cats ...
> >
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