European study finds popular ALS drug ineffective

European study finds popular ALS drug ineffective

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BioPharma Dive
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A large clinical trial has found that a drug commonly used by patients with ALS is not effective at treating the nerve-destroying disease.

The trial enrolled more than 300 patients across 25 sites in Europe and took nearly four years to complete. High-level results released Wednesday show the drug, while generally safe, was no better than a placebo at slowing the disease after a year and a half of treatment.