Brett Favre pushes concussion drug

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Take that, nanobubbles.

Hall of Famer Brett Favre is pushing a drug for the treatment of concussions. Appearing Friday on FOX Business Network, Favre touted Prevasol, a nasal spray set to begin phase one of clinical studies.

This is a game changer,” Favre said. “Treating it right away and stopping it is the most important factor in all of this.”

Favre has been involved with Prevasol since 2014. It’s an arrangement that likely was handled by Sqor Sports, the company behind the various hokey nose-hair trimmer and razor blade commercials in which Favre shamelessly appears.

As explained in the Afterword of Jeff Pearlman’s Gunslinger, Sqor connected Favre with Rx Pro, a topical pain cream that Favre touted as something that would “revolutionize” the sports recovery process and that even works with “cramps, stomach pain.” The Justice Department eventually investigated Rx Pro’s parent company, World Health Industries.

Whether Prevasol is destined for a similar fate remain to be seen. If Prevasol ultimately passes muster, be sure to use the Favre-endored nasal trimmer before using the concussion-treating nasal spray.

26 responses to “Brett Favre pushes concussion drug

  1. Would be interesting to see if this gets passed Phase 1 to where they need to begin proving efficacy and how they’ll recruit subjects for this if it needs to be taken immediately after a concussion.

    “Here…bang your head against the wall until you’re seeing double and take this…”

    Would also be interesting to see if this just suppresses symptoms or if it could have long term results to combat CTE for example, if it’s even legit.

  2. Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles passed Phase I clinical trials 6 years ago and are currently the focus of multiple Phase II trials related to brain activity.

    Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles are actually legit science. Not sure we can say the same about this stuff yet.

  3. The FDA cracks down hard on any promotion of drugs that haven’t had the proper trials and drug review.

    itbacw says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:11 PM
    Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles passed Phase I clinical trials 6 years ago and are currently the focus of multiple Phase II trials related to brain activity.

    Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles are actually legit science. Not sure we can say the same about this stuff yet.
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    Legit? LOL, that remains to be seen. There’s a reason why clinical trials and approvals take so long. The FDA deserves some criticism, but they do have the public’s best interest at heart when it comes to drugs.

  4. cheeseisfattening says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:05 PM

    Is that the same Brett Farve who had his jersey shamelessly burned all over Green Bay by Packer fans?

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    Yep, and the same one who took the Vikings and their fans to the brink of their first SuperBowl appearance in the last 40 years only to flush all their hopes and dreams down the toilet with one of his patented clutch interception throws. Yeah, same guy.

  5. I have to say, it was pretty gross to see Favre trimming his nose hairs on my tv screen. Yuck. I guess he has to keep those paychecks rolling in ,but come on…

  6. granadafan says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:35 PM

    Legit? LOL, that remains to be seen. There’s a reason why clinical trials and approvals take so long. The FDA deserves some criticism, but they do have the public’s best interest at heart when it comes to drugs.

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    Yes, Wilson’s water is legit. It already has 501(k) clearance from the FDA.

  7. “is there any reason Favre should not feel shameless for appearing in commercials for razors and nose hair trimmers?”

    You’re asking this about a guy who texted unwanted photos of his genitals to Jenn Sterger on the Jets staff?

  8. The money must be really nice and it will be said to take personal responsibility when taking anything, but there are tons upon tons of not very bright people who will trust anything because a celebrity/athlete says it’s okay.

  9. The FDA deserves some criticism, but they do have the public’s best interest at heart when it comes to drugs.
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    Sure, they’re great if you like organizations that are 5 years behind every other 1st world Country.

    Need a cure today… it might be appproved by 2020.

  10. itbacw says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:11 PM
    Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles passed Phase I clinical trials 6 years ago and are currently the focus of multiple Phase II trials related to brain activity.

    Russell Wilson’s nanobubbles are actually legit science. Not sure we can say the same about this stuff yet.
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    Passing Phase one and 501k clearance =/= legit.

    Phase 1’s primary focus is safety and proper dosage amounts/potency…efficacy is measured and proven (or not) in later phases.

    501k is the first step toward marketing and (grossly oversimplifying) basically means there’s not a patent protected drug being infringed.

    Neither Phase 1 clearance nor 501k approval means anything other than you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  11. cheeseisfattening says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:05 PM
    Is that the same Brett Farve who had his jersey shamelessly burned all over Green Bay by Packer fans
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    Must not be. This guy is named Brett Favre.

  12. Wasn’t that the game Peterson fumbled 3 times and the Vikings tried to sneak in an extra player in the huddle? There’s your dagger.

    “madtowndan says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:50 PM
    cheeseisfattening says:
    Feb 10, 2017 2:05 PM

    Is that the same Brett Farve who had his jersey shamelessly burned all over Green Bay by Packer fans?

    ——————————————————–

    Yep, and the same one who took the Vikings and their fans to the brink of their first SuperBowl appearance in the last 40 years only to flush all their hopes and dreams down the toilet with one of his patented clutch interception throws. Yeah, same guy.”

  13. chris6523 says:
    Feb 10, 2017 1:44 PM
    Is there any reason Favre should not feel shameless for appearing in commercials for razors and nose hair trimmers?
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    Just a reminder, In the 70’s Joe Namath endorsed pantie hose. Even had his picture taken and published in magazine ads while wearing them. Don’t think a nose hair trimmer is any worse.

  14. trozenfundra says:
    Feb 10, 2017 8:33 PM
    chris6523 says:
    Feb 10, 2017 1:44 PM
    Is there any reason Favre should not feel shameless for appearing in commercials for razors and nose hair trimmers
    ________________

    Make money while you can, kids now days will remember Rodgers as the QB of thier youth He is better cashing in now and while his name is still out after being put in the HOF, and people that remember him from the days they were a kid make it a lot easier to market.

    That Wild Wing commercial he was in was the best of the SB in my opinion except I think it was during pregame.

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