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U.S. Launches Extensive Alzheimer's Studies
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 4:26 PM
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(Source: US News) - Four U.S. government-funded clinical trials will search for new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The five-year effort will look at drug and exercise treatments for patients with early stage disease, test if the generic drug prazosin can reduce agitation in Alzheimer's patients, and examine a new approach to speed testing of drugs in clinical trials.

The trials, which could cost as much as $55 million, are projects of the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a consortium of academic medical centers and clinics established in 1991 by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The consortium, which includes more than 70 sites in the United States and Canada, focuses on research of diagnosis and treatment methods that might not be tested by the drug industry.


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Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 6:50 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
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Check out the one for MCI couch potatoes for a study to see if exercise helps.