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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

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