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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:650

Treatment trial for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease announced: The Department of Health has asked the Medical Research Council to fast track the design of a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of quinacrine as a potential treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The initiative follows the treatment in San Francisco of a woman from Britain with new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (25 August, …

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