In our opinion, Accilion does not have a mechanism that is plausible for the treatment of ALS. There is one patient with a confirmed diagnosis of slowly progressive ALS who had modest objective improvements in motor function while using Accilion. However, improvements such as these have been described before, even in patients taking a placebo (32). We believe improvements in PALS are important to study, but they may have multiple explanations and thus are not proof of treatment efficacy (32). At this time we do not recommend the use of Accilion for ALS.
Declaration of interest: ALSUntangled is sponsored by the ALS Association and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
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