New U.S. net neutrality rules come into effect today

Prothena’s lead drug has decisively failed a crucial Phase IIb study for rare, second-line cases of AL amyloidosis. And after concluding that their Phase III for frontline use is also headed to failure, the biotech’s executive team is scrapping the whole program.

Net neutrality in the United States is officially over, as of today.

In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to change Obama-era rules that governed how major telecommunications companies treat data over the internet. That ruling comes into effect as of this morning.

Under the old rules, companies were largely forbidden from blocking, slowing down or otherwise preferring certain types of internet data over others, such as offering certain companies so-called fast lanes if they are willing to have their data prioritized.

Prothena’s lead drug has decisively failed a crucial Phase IIb study for rare, second-line cases of AL amyloidosis. And after concluding that their Phase III for frontline use is also headed to failure, the biotech’s executive team is scrapping the whole program. read more

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New U.S. net neutrality rules come into effect today