The breakthrough drug has been found to slow down the progression of ALS by up to a third in clinical trials in Japan and although best taken when first diagnosed, the drug can be prescribed at any point in the disease.
Radicava offers a real lifeline to people suffering from ALS and their families, as the extended life expectancy means they can spend more time with their loved ones. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of ALS in more than two decades.
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS and someone dies from the disease. Radicava will help to preserve muscle function for longer, allowing patients to continue with their lives for longer.
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