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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:40 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: MedPage Today) - Alzheimer's disease "has never attracted sufficient attention or resources" from the federal government, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.

Speaking at the Alzheimer's Association advocacy meeting, Sebelius vowed to change that, reiterating the Obama administration's promise to find effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease by 2025.


She outlined the basics of the administration's plan to increase federally sponsored research on the disease, including new studies of its basic pathology. Imaging and biomarker studies aimed at identifying patients early in the disease process also will receive additional support.


The plan stems from the National Alzheimer's Project Act, a bill passed by Congress in 2011, which directed HHS to develop a detailed Alzheimer's research plan. The plan calls for additional research on new treatments and preventive measures, improving quality and efficiency of care for Alzheimer's patients, increasing public awareness, and enhancing data collection.


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