Getting Real About An Alzheimer’s Cure

For decades, people have been hoping for the magic bullet that will prevent, cure, or even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Yet, despite small hints of progress-- and billions of dollars in research--there is no drug, and no app or game, that can successfully treat these diseases. This year, results of these efforts have been decidedly [...]

By |2016-09-07T15:38:20-04:00September 7th, 2016|dementia|0 Comments

Should Drugmakers Be Allowed To Avoid Taxes On Their Profits From An Alzheimer’s Drug?

In one of the worst ideas I’ve heard in a long time, two congressmen have introduced a bill to make profits from the sale of certain anti-Alzheimer’s drugs tax free for seven years.  The measure, sponsored by representatives Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), may be well-intentioned, but it would provide a multi-billion dollar windfall to pharmaceutical companies. There [...]

By |2016-07-08T12:25:35-04:00July 8th, 2016|dementia|0 Comments