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

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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.

This segment aired on October 4, 2022.

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