Posts Tagged ‘Medical Treatment’

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…

Can you hear me now?

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Over 50% of people over the age of 70 have a hearing impairment. Left untreated, the loss results in social isolation, lack of intellectual stimulation, Read More…

What are Biomarkers?

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Creative Commons Photo Credit: Libertas AcademicaMillions of dollars are being spent on research efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  These efforts are hampered by the inability to definitively identify who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease, or who might be Read More…

Prevagen Again Under Fire

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Last week the New York Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission jointly filed a lawsuit against Quincy Biosciences, the maker of Prevagen, charging that its claims that Prevagen improves memory Read More…

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