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Pharma Counts Just 3 Alzheimer's Drug Wins in 13 Years
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:35 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: - Alzheimer's drug research has riddled biopharma with some of the worst odds of success in the already risky Research & Development game. And as the industry feels the sting from recent failures of two Phase III programs aimed at the memory-stealing disease, a U.S. pharma group has revealed the abysmal track record of Alzheimer's drug Research & Development between 1998 and 2011 with a message that the losses could eventually contribute to big victories as scientists learn from their mistakes.

In that 13-year stretch, drug developers have scrapped or halted development of 101 meds for the complex disorder and brought to market only three treatments for symptoms of the disease.


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