Tag Archives: Trial

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 »

The True Story Behind ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Reveals What the Movie Left Out

NICO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020Netflix We might as well add The Trial Of The Chicago 7, which just hit Netflix, to the list of “eerily relevant” stories being told today. While the true story that inspired the film took place over 50 years ago, many of the themes and events mirror current events. Just like 2020,… Read More »

No need to panic about COVID-19 trial halts, FDA chief says. They show the system is working

Headlines about COVID-19 vaccine and drug trial pauses may ring alarm bells for millions of people watching their progress, but FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, M.D., has another point of view. The breaks in the action actually show the development process is working as intended, Hahn told Bloomberg. “The system was designed to identify safety issues,” he… Read More »

Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. On Tuesday, AstraZeneca said the studies were being paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university… Read More »