Medications

Experimental ALS drug may be more effective than existing ones

New research on the experimental drug NU-9, invented and developed by two Northwestern University scientists to treat ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), shows it is more effective than existing FDA-approved drugs for the ...

Medications

Cancer patients face higher risks of drug interactions

Here's a scenario so common that it applies to nearly 92% of older adults with cancer: An individual comes in for treatment and reports taking several medications that might include a drug for high blood pressure or heart ...

Medical research

Increased flexibility seen in preapproval evidence for new drugs

The characteristics of acceptable preapproval evidence were more flexible for novel drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020, according to a research letter published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.

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