Silver Book Fact

Galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, delays Alzheimer’s patients’ need for full-time care, with overall cost savings estimated between $323 and $4,256 per patient.

Caro, Jaime, Denis Getsios, Kristen Migliaccio-Walle, Jack Ishak, and Wissam El-Hadi. Rational Choice of Cholinesterase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Alzheimer s Disease in Canada: A comparative economic analysis. BMC Geriatrics. 2003; 3(6). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/3/6

Reference

Title
Rational Choice of Cholinesterase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Alzheimer s Disease in Canada: A comparative economic analysis
Publication
BMC Geriatrics
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Caro, Jaime, Denis Getsios, Kristen Migliaccio-Walle, Jack Ishak, and Wissam El-Hadi
Volume & Issue
Volume 3, Issue 6
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • Use of existing or new drugs/compounds for Alzheimer’s prevention could result in a delay of onset of between 2 and 5 years.  
  • A treatment breakthrough that slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s disease would reduce the number of people with the disease from 2.4 million to 1.1 million in 2020, and from 6.5…  
  • Combining gains in health-related knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and its application for both genders, reductions in mortality between 1970 and 2000 yielded additional life-years with an end of century value…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, one of the most promising medicines in development uses normal human cells to enhance brain levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter deficient…  
  • If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years was introduced in 2015, by 2020 out-of-pocket costs to individuals and families dealing with the…