Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 2nd, 2003
"It saved my law practice," said Cloud, a Cincinnati lawyer. "It saved me from disability."
GHB is illegal in the United States, classified alongside heroin and cocaine - except for Cloud and 725 other people who suffer from a rare but dangerous complication of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.
Orphan Medical, Inc., a tiny biotechnology firm in Minnetonka, Minnesota, began selling the drug to those patients in October 2002 after receiving federal regulatory approval and agreeing to distribute it under some of the most...
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