Lou Gehrig's Disease: Patients Take Research Into Their Own Hands

Though his body betrays him, Eric Valor's mind is still strong. Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2004, the 43-year-old relies on machines to move, talk, eat and breathe. But that hasn't stopped him from running his own drug trial. With help, Valor has been injecting sodium chlorite, a chemical used by water treatment plants, into his paralyzed body through a feeding tube. He's convinced it's the active ingredient in NP001, an experimental drug made by Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals Inc. And...Full Story
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