Latest Lou Gehrig's disease News

EXPLAINER: Walz signs ALS bill by senator with the disease

Mar. 30, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed a $25 million bill to fund research into ALS that was authored by a veteran state senator from the Iron Range who has the neurological disease. Sen. David Tomassoni, 69, of Chisholm, took up the cause after disclosing last year that he...

FDA panel narrowly sides against experimental ALS drug

Mar. 30, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers on Wednesday narrowly ruled against an experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a potential setback for patient groups who have lobbied for the medication’s approval. Advisers to the Food and Drug...

FDA skeptical of benefits from experimental ALS drug

Mar. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators issued a negative review Monday of a closely watched experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease, after months of lobbying by patient advocates urging approval. The drug from Amylyx Pharmaceuticals has...

Pressured by patients, FDA reviews ALS drug with modest data

Mar. 24, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When patients are battling a terminal illness and want access to an experimental drug, how much evidence that it works should regulators require before approval? That’s the question behind many of the Food and Drug Administration’s toughest decisions,...

Minnesota Senate honors Iron Range lawmaker, passes ALS bill

Mar. 10, 2022 18:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to provide $20 million in grants for research against Lou Gehrig’s disease, a tribute to Sen. David Tomassoni, of Chisholm, who was diagnosed with the disease last year. The bill would give $20...