Tens of thousands of new tricks for existing drugs – Which drugs can we use for different diseases than initially intended for?
Thousands of drugs have the potential to be effective against other diseases than they were developed for. New scientific work by Jan Baumbach among others points to ca. 30.000 such cases. One is currently used to treat schizophrenia but holds great potential for treating tuberculosis as well.
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