Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited neuromuscular disorder primarily occurring in boys and caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. New treatments other than the classic glucocorticoids have started phase 2 testing. This brings hope to patients and families currently dealing with Duchennes.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Breakthrough Therapy status for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche's drug Balovaptan in January 2018.
Prescription drugs used to treat men's hair loss and enlarged prostate could have unintended side effects that were never reported in clinical trials.
Researchers at the Imperial College London are exploring a new treatment for multiple sclerosis that resets the immune system.
The physicians are targeted by pharmaceutical reps specifically assigned to work for the purpose of attracting physicians to order these laboratory tests.
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