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According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 42 medicines are currently in development for Alzheimer’s disease.

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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