On 27.th of February 2013, Norway’s biggest commercial TV channel TV 2 Norway broadcasted an 18 minute story on the medicine LDN.
The story was part of TV 2’s popular series «Vårt lille land» («Our small country»), a 60 Minutes-inspired documentary show. The episode received record ratings in its time slot and immediately led to widespread discussions on blogs and web forums about LDN. Two months after the story the number of patients using LDN in Norway went from 400 to 4000.
It also changed many doctor’s attitude towards LDN, turning a widespread skepticism towards this unfamiliar drug into a willingness to prescribe LDN at patient’s requests.
See the story about LDN in the video above the article (English subtitles)
In the story four patients with different diseases such as MS, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chest infections, breast and lunge cancer told how LDN had helped them back into living relatively normal lives. The Irish Doctor Edmond O’Flaherty stated that he had prescribed LDN to more than 300 patients, and said he was convinced many of them would be dead had they not received this drug.
The story also focuses on the reasons why there seems to be little willingness from the pharmaceutical industry to do further research on LDN.