New Uses Found for Old Drugs

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Registered: 01-03-2001
New Uses Found for Old Drugs
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 1:58pm

According to Health Day News:

Many drugs already approved to combat certain illnesses may also be helpful in treating a slew of other seemingly unrelated health problems, a new study indicates.

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine used computers to pair drugs with all illnesses for which they might be beneficial. They argued their findings make the case for drug repositioning -- or the use of existing drugs to boost progress on the development of new treatments -- for other serious conditions.


Are you taking something old that has just been discovered to have new uses?


Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 1:10am
Interesting article. Thanks for posting it.