6 on Health: FDA approves drug to treat ALS
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The drug Radicava is now available in the U.S.
The infusion therapy was developed in Japan and has proved to be effective for patients, according to medical professionals.
The mother of the man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge has been working for the drug's approval.
Radicava is the first drug to treat ALS that the FDA has approved in more than 20 years.
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