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Biogen Idec’s ALS drug falls short in trials

Biogen Idec. Inc. has halted development of an experimental drug to treat the devastating neurodegenerative disorder known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, saying Thursday that it proved ineffective in a late-stage ­clinical trial.

The decision deals a blow to an estimated 30,000 Americans who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a fatal condition for which there is no cure.

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