Re: Aging isn't a disease

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 15:31:23 MDT

I think Aging isn't a disease, rather its a systemic injury process, can
they approve a chemical for the repair of injury?

but its all semantics


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dr. Eric Kandel shared last year's
Nobel Prize in medicine for figuring out what makes sea
slugs remember. He is hoping the same technology can help
aging baby boomers fight memory loss.
Aside from the research challenges, however, he faces a
considerable hurdle: The Food and Drug Administration has
been reluctant to approve drugs that simply target normal
memory problems - drugs it considers lifestyle-enhancers
rather than disease-fighters.
"Aging isn't a disease," FDA spokeswoman Laura Bradbard
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