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2008 Report: Medicines in Development for Older Americans

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    • 30 drugs are currently in development for osteoporosis.  
    • 150 drugs are in development for diabetes. Diabetes affects 12.2 million Americans age 60 and older.  
    • Medicines in Development for Heart Disease and Stroke, 2008  
    • Medicines in Devlopment for Cancer, 2008  
    • Medicines in Development for Older Americans, 2008  
    • 750 cancer-fighting medicines are currently in development.  
    • 277 medicines are currently in development to treat or prevent heart disease and stroke.  
    • A current drug in development addresses the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes by modulating genes responsible for insulin sensitization.  
    • A medicine is in development that aims to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease progression by using a human monoclonal antibody specifically designed to remove beta amyloid protein from the brain.  
    • 32 drugs are currently in development for Parkinson’s disease.  
    • 91 medicines are currently in development for Alzheimer’s disease.