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Is there a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

There is no known cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). People with ALS usually die within five years of being diagnosed. However, one drug, called riluzole, is sometimes effective in slowing the progress of the illness. Some people with ALS manage to live a decade. Few live longer than 30 years after diagnosis.

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