Drugs: A Pill for Meniere's

Although Meniere's disease claims hundreds of thousands of victims in the U.S. alone, it is not really a disease at all. It is a group of symptoms that have defied both explanation and effective treatment. However it is labeled, the disorder usually starts with a ringing in the ears (tinnitus), followed by impaired hearing, spells of dizziness accompanied by unbearable nausea, and severe vomiting. Meniere's, named for French Physician Prosper Meniere (1799-1862) who first described it, is so distressing that doctors are eager to try anything that will give their patients a...

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