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A drug developed by Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. has shown to be as effective as enzyme replacement therapy in patients with Fabry disease, according to an article published by Reuters. The drug, called migalastat HCl, recently finished a second late-stage trial, and works by binding to and aiding the...
Donating a kidney may put you at a greater risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) compared to similarly screened health non-donors, CNN News reports. The finding is based on a study published in JAMA that compared living kidney donors to "healthy individuals who would also likely qualify to donate but...
The Huffington Post reports that the FDA has issued a warning against the improper use of oral and rectal sodium phosphate laxatives. According to the report, 54 cases of serious side-effects, including 13 deaths, have been associated with the laxatives. Currently, "labels for these laxatives carry warnings...