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Breakthrough drug for cystic fibrosis

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November 18, 2013
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It’s being hailed as a breakthrough therapy for children with cystic fibrosis and now a new drug is helping them breathe easier and live longer.


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Riding the Waves to Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Riding the Waves to Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis

AP (Aug. 18, 2014) — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. The Montelone siblings are riding the waves to help with their cystic fibrosis. (Aug. 18) Video provided by AP
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Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Ivanhoe (Oct. 17, 2013) — Researchers are on the fast track to develop a drug that could reverse fibrosis and cirrhosis in the kidneys, lungs and liver of patients who have NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), or fatty liver disease. Another potential breakthrough receiving fast-track status: a treatment to improve overall survival in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma.
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Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) — New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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