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    Post ICOS Halts RTX Studies - Shown not to be effective

    According to the recently published ICOS 2003 Corporate Report: We completed patient follow-up in a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating RTX(TM) (resiniferatoxin) for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. In late January 2004, it was determined that RTX was not effective in relieving patients' symptoms. We will not pursue additional studies of interstitial cystitis.

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    Thanks for keeping us posted! I'll keep holding out hope that someday something will work miraculously!

    Pam
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    That's very disappointing. Thank you for letting us know.

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    I have to agree that is very dissappointing news.
    Medicine taken daily or as needed:
    1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
    2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.





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    Thanks for the up date
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    Very disapointing. Thanks for the update.
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    Thanks for the update Jill. Is there anything out there right now that is holding alot of promise?
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    Heartbreaking news:O(
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    Thanks for posting.

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    I had such high hopes for RTX. This is very bad news.

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