Tag Archives: Treats

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

New Antibiotic, Omadacycline, Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — An updated version of an old antibiotic works well against pneumonia and serious skin infections — giving doctors a new option for some common ills, researchers say. In two trials, researchers found that the drug — called omadacycline — worked as well as standard antibiotics in treating… Read More »