Novartis aims to show strength with muscle wasting drug

December 6, 2013 2:58 PM

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Novartis aims to show strength with muscle wasting drug

BASEL (Reuters) - Fifteen years ago Ian Parkhill was diagnosed with a rare muscle-wasting disease that gradually robbed him of the strength in his thighs.

Now, he struggles to walk. The waning muscle in his arms will soon hinder his ability to pull himself out of a chair, he fears, and simple tasks such as holding a pen are increasingly difficult as the dexterity in his fingers declines.

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