Nigerian cure for Diabetes followup
Posted by keelynet on May 29, 2009
So we hear and read about amazing discoveries like this, but we don’t seem to see them coming to market, why is that?
“Early in the year, I was elated to read of the great invention by Dr. Louis Obyo Obyo Nelson, a Nigerian scientist, of a cure for diabetes, a disease rated as the sixth highest killer in this country (ThisDay, 4th Feb, 2009). Since 2003, ThisDay had been reporting this story and I had followed the developments. What is of utmost significance in Dr. Nelson’s invention is that it is a cure and not just another control drug for diabetes. In his research, Nelson, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology (2001), who also worked in the Raw Materials and Research Council, collaborated closely with the University of Jos Teaching Hospital, using control groups for testing the drug over a period of weeks. A complete remission of the disease was reported in all the tested persons. The United States Patent Office has granted him a patent for his invention and a New Jersey, American-based pharmaceutical company will soon issue the drug worldwide in syrup, capsule and tablet, funded by a Nigerian company, TREC. As Prof. Ramesh Pandey from the American drug company GDPAU said at a ceremony in Abuja in February, Nelson’s invention “is one of the greatest things that will come out of this country”. Nigerian health authorities see this development as a boost for herbal medicine and a sign of greater things to come in the future for tackling diseases with the use of locally sourced medicaments.” – Source
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