Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

Neudexta: A Cautionary Tale

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Last week CNN published an investigative report that concluded that Avanir Pharmaceuticals was paying physicians to prescribe its drug, Neudexta, to Alzheimer’s patients under the pretext that these patients have a rare disease. CNN’s research revealed a 400% increase in the sale of Neudexta in the past four years, and Read More…

Update on Alzheimer’s Research

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STAT, the on-line health publication covering medicine, science and health issues, recently sponsored an hour on-line “chat” with Reisa Sperling, the head of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Sperling answered questions about the state of Alzheimer research and STAT reporters filled out Read More…

No News Is Bad News

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It appears that that the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s has stalled. Each summer the Alzheimer’s Association holds an international summit where researchers report on advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, the gathering was notable for its lack of new information.

The paper that received the Read More…

Getting Your Affairs in Order, Even with Dementia

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Families often ask what they need to do to get their affairs in order, especially after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of cognitive impairment.  The key documents authorize specific people or institutions to take care of your finances or make medical decisions when you are unable Read More…

What Your DNA Test Will Not Tell You

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The product in question will cost you $199. You believe it has the potential to profoundly change your sense of your future, Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 12.51.54 AM and re-order your priorities. Should you buy Read More…

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