Novartis and the nonprofit Banner Alzheimer's Institutes are testing a theory that treating healthy patients could prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease.
German healthcare data from 2004 through 2010 across a data set that included 146,000 patients shows dementia surfaced later among Actos patients.
An Alzheimer's Association survey finds 59% think the degenerative disease is just part of aging.
The NYT reports that the data on gaming long-term memory is inconclusive.
Researchers say death certificates erroneously account for only the immediate cause of death, leading to a poor accounting of deaths caused by the memory-robbing disease.
Biogen Idec and Eisai said they will collaborate on and co-market two of Eisai's clinical candidates for Alzheimer's disease.
Ten pharma companies will share money and biomarker research under an NIH collaboration.
Vaccine LU AF20513 is the their third Alzheimer's collaboration.
The NIH says the insight could inspire new ways to tackle the brain-destroying disease.
The short answer: we're not financially prepared for a slowly aging, healthy population, according to a recently published analysis.
Sanofi has to provide more Aubagio data to the UK's NICE; healthcare reform's sixes and sevens; NIH puts money toward Alzheimer's research
Researches say cognitive enhancers, a group which includes drugs like Aricept and Exelon, fail to slow decline in patients with Alzheimer's over the long term.
inVentiv launches new policy shop; early test shows Novo's Victoza may have Alzheimer's future; Bayer joins the list of China's scrutinized pharma companies; a Chicago bar gives Purdue unwanted attention
Takeda moves an Alzheimer's treatment to Phase III; Sangamo acquires Ceregene; Catalyst gets breakthrough designation for auto-immune disorder drug; study says seniors likely to opt out of health insurance
Proteus Digital Health's ingestible sensor shows utility as an adherence tool for those on psych meds, a study suggests.
Elan's strategy: focus on agitation and aggression associated with the disease.
Lundbeck and Otsuka prime Alzheimer's med for Phase III trials; Abbott reports Q2 results; and an FDA panel shrugs off Merck's muscle relaxant for another day.
The drug maker's third round of testing will focus on mild Alzheimer's patients. Candidates must test positive for beta amyloid.
The drug maker asked CMS to approve its Amyvid PET tracer for Medicare beneficiaries, but CMS declined, saying in a draft decision that widespread use would be of little value.
Analysts say Novo Nordisk's Victoza should brace for Eli Lilly competition; Lilly halts an Alzheimer's study; and Japan reverses its HPV vaccination stance.
Baxter's Alzheimer's treatment is out of the running; Eli Lilly has upped its layoffs; insured consumers are spending less on healthcare; stains and prostate cancer may have an amicable relationship; doctors aren't screening teens for HIV.
AstraZeneca cuts a deal with OCB to test unnamed cancer drug; an Enbrel biosimilar launches in India; BMS and Santaris seal an mRNA tech deal; Merck expands its China presence; Alzheimer's advocacy group parents a spin-off.
The company has licensed two tracers that will be used in its anti-amyloid and anti-tau research, and its still-breathing solanezumab binds to beta-amyloid proteins
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