Medical News Summary: Diabetes drug might help multiple sclerosis sufferers


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About: Diabetes drug might help multiple sclerosis sufferers
Date: 10 June 2004
Source: Pharmaceutical News
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Pharmaceutical News): Trials on animals have shown that a drug commonly used for Type 2 diabetes (Pioglitazone) might be effective against multiple sclerosis. Current drugs are not terribly effective, difficult to administer and produced side effects. The drug trial is about to be conducted on people after initially data showed benefits to the animal immune system and inflammation process after taking the drug.
URL: http://www.news-medical.net/default.asp?id=2340
Related Disease Topics: Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis
Related Treatment Topics: Pioglitazone

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