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8 years after ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, drug it funded gets FDA approval

Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson, left in suit, leads some 200 people in the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson, left in suit, leads some 200 people in the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The ALS Association said that $2.2 million of funds that were raised from 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge went into funding for a new drug that the Food and Drug Administration approved this week.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong unpacks the legacy of the social media trend with NPR’s Wynne Davis, who has reported on this.

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