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New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

Watch live: Pharma executives testify at House hearing on drug pricing

[embedded content] [The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday with current and former executives of three major drug companies on the high cost… Read More »

Phase 1 human trials suggest breast cancer drug is safe, effective

A new type of breast cancer drug developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago can help halt progression of disease and is not toxic, according to phase 1 clinical trials. The drug is specifically designed for women whose cancer has stopped responding to hormone therapy. The results are published in the journal Breast… Read More »