Existing medications to improve outcomes in diseases: Machine-learning method

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that gathers data of existing medications in order to improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.

 The goal is to speed up drug repurposing, for instance Botox injections, which were first approved to treat crossed eyes and migraine.

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs (news-medical.net)