Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

A drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no effective cure. After six years of research on several animal models and a few patients, researchers discovered that pimozide stabilizes the disease in the short term. A clinical trial must confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug before it is offered to patients….

A drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no effective cure. After six years of research on several animal models and a few patients, researchers discovered that pimozide stabilizes the disease in the short term. A clinical trial must confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug before it is offered to patients….