Silver Book Fact

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, one of the most promising medicines in development is to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The medicine inhibits plaque formation and blocks the degradation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

2006 Report: Medicines in development for neurological disorders. http://www.phrma.org/files/Neurologic_2006.pdf. Published 2006

Reference

Title
2006 Report: Medicines in development for neurological disorders
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
PhRMA
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Recent studies suggest that a low-fat diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables may support brain health. Other studies suggest that remaining socially active and intellectually engaged may also…  
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Improvements for Parkinson’s Patients
     
  • An Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that slowed progression and began to show its effects in 2015, would reduce Medicaid costs for people with the disease by $14 billion in 2020–from…  
  • An Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that slowed its progression and began to show its effects in 2015, would reduce the Medicare costs for people with the disease in 2050 by…  
  • Delaying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease would reduce the projected number of people with moderate to severe cases of the disase to 4.4 million instead of 10.3 million…