Silver Book Fact

Fact image

More Effective Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Could Save Billions: Combined Medicare and Medicaid savings from effective treatment of Alzheimer’s diease

PhRMA. The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006; 2006. http://innovation.org/documents/Value%20of%20Medicine%20FINAL%200712061.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006
Publication Date
2006
Authors
PhRMA
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda
    “Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda Richardson, believes that her mother went undiagnosed for at least 15 years…  
  • A large set of NIH clinical trials are assessing interventions (including dietary supplements–creatine and coenzyme Q10) that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.  
  • Researchers have found how to manipulate embryonic stem cells to form dopamine-producing brain cells. This new source of cells could someday be used to replace cells lost to Parkinson’s.  
  • Some studies have indicate that the management of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, and other cardiovascular risk factors may help avoid or delay cognitive…  
  • If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years was introduced in 2015, by 2020 total cost of care (for all payers) for all people…