Posts Tagged ‘Medical Treatment’

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…

Disappointment and Confusion Follow News of Tau Drug Failure

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At this year’s International Alzheimer’s Conference, the results of the Phase 3 clinical drug trial for LMTM, a drug targeting the build up of Tau protein, were announced. These results have been eagerly awaited, as LMTM is the first drug targeting Tau protein to reach advanced clinical testing. Alzheimer’s is Read More…

How to Be a Great Patient Advocate

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One of the key responsibilities of those who care for people with dementia is to interface with their physicians. As health care becomes more complex and office visits are often brief, all patients need to communicate effectively and actively participate in care planning. The increasing reliance on educated and empowered Read More…

Thanks due to Martin Shkreli!

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Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical executive

Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical executive

 

Martin Shkreli, the maligned former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, was called before a Congressional committee this week to discuss his decision to increase the price of the drug Read More…

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