New Life for Old Drugs

jaynelawrenceby Professor Jayne Lawrence, Chief Scientific Advisor, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

BBC News online is today reporting that existing drugs used for treatment of motor neurone disease, asthma and heart disease are being tested as possible treatments for advanced multiple sclerosis (MS).

Although not a new idea, the concept of ‘new life for old drugs’ is rapidly gaining currency.   As our understanding of how our bodies work, and how they are affected by disease processes, grows ever-more sophisticated, it is increasingly being realised that drugs have effects on more than one disease.  Read more New Life for Old Drugs