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In 2011, around 5.4 million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease.  This includes 5.2 million people age 65 and older 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

PhRMA. 2009 Report: Medicines in development for heart disease and stroke. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2009. http://www.phrma.org/sites/default/files/653/heart_2009

Reference

Title
2009 Report: Medicines in development for heart disease and stroke
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2009
Authors
PhRMA
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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