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The FDA Has Approved A New Drug To Fight ALS And It Was Partly Funded By The Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2022
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The FDA approved a drug on Thursday that can help slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and the Ice Bucket Challenge is partly to thank.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral trend from 2014 that encouraged social media users to donate to the ALS Association or dump an ice-cold bucket of water over their head, raised $115 million. Of that money, $2.2 million was put toward funding the study that tested the newly approved medication Relyvrio, according to the ALS Association.

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