Tag Archives: Repurposing of Drugs

Innovation Via Untested Medicines / Repurposing of Approved Drugs? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary The law may soon be changed in England and Wales to allow untested medicines to be used under certain conditions. People dying from cancer might one day be allowed to be treated voluntarily with unlicensed drugs, under the Medical … Continue reading

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Use of Anti-Depressants to Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Onset? (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine / PNAS)

Summary Recent research into transgenic mice (and early, small-scale investigations with people) suggests that the anti-depressant citalopram could be used to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. This work in the United States appears to show that citalopram may counteract … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Evaluation for Slowing Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary A trial is underway at Imperial College London, King’s College and sites in Oxford, Southampton and Swindon, to determine whether the drug Liraglutide used to treat diabetes might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study will involve 200 patients with … Continue reading

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