Sunday, February 26, 2012

Drug Repurposing Comes to CFS

"The high cost of developing new therapies has helped drive recent interest in drug repurposing. The concept is that a drug already approved for one condition will cost less and move faster into the clinic if it turns out to also work in a different disease.

"Hillenbrand, who says the success of her recent book "Unbroken" enabled her to make the $250,000 gift, tells the Health Blog she supports an integrated approach to CFS research. "Things are finally happening," Hillenbrand says.

"She points out that one of the most promising recent developments in CFS was actually a repurposing project. Researchers in Norway published research last year suggesting that the cancer drug Rituxan relieved symptoms in some CFS patients."



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