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New Drugs May Reverse Effects of Alzheimer’s

May 7, 2009

From the BBC:

US scientists say they have successfully reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s with experimental drugs.

I know the process of testing and approving new medicines can take decades, but if it is true that researchers have come up with a drug that can reverse the insidious effects of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s hoping that the process goes smoothly. Like many of you, I’ve seen the effects of the disease close up. And the sooner a safe and effective treatment is developed, the sooner millions of patients and their care-givers can regain some quality of life.

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  1. May 9, 2009 2:00 am

    This type of research is exactly why clinical studies are so important.
    It is important for patients and families affected by diseases such as Alzheimer’s to consider participating in clinical studies. One such study for Alzheimer’s is the ICARA (Bapi) Study (www.icarastudy.com), whose goal is to explore if an investigational drug, called Bapineuzumab, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Current therapies for Alzheimer’s treat the symptoms associated with it, not the disease itself.
    Clinical studies that test new treatments are the best chance we have for fighting this disease.

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