Posts Tagged ‘Medical Treatment’

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…

The Patient’s Playbook: A Recommended Read!

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1449175809424My parents, like many in their generation, had the greatest respect for their doctors and unquestioningly followed whatever course of treatment they recommended. In our home, the doctor always knew what was best.

Today, patients are less likely to Read More…

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