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New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

Accurate patient matching is even more vital amidst the COVID-19 crisis, say industry groups

Healthcare industry groups have been chewing on the challenge of accurate patient matching for years, with the prospect of patient misidentification presenting questions around safety and security, even as the importance of data sharing becomes more apparent.   And the COVID-19 crisis, said industry group representatives at a working session convened by the Office of the… Read More »