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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Pharmaceutical News
About: Diabetes drug might help multiple sclerosis sufferers
Date: 10 June 2004
Source: Pharmaceutical News
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