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Donepezil

Commonly used dementia drugs can help more patients with Alzheimer’s

The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a report funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Alzheimer’s Society. The study suggests that extending treatment to this group could help treat twice as many… Commonly used dementia drugs can help more patients with Alzheimer’s   



Experts challenge FDA over approval for new dose of Alzheimer’s drug

Approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer’s drug “breached the FDA’s own regulatory standard” and has led to “incomplete and distorted messages” about the drug, warn experts on bmj.com today.

In the first of a new occasional series, “not so”, highlighting the exaggerations, distortions, and selective reporting that mark some news stories,… Experts challenge FDA over approval for new dose of Alzheimer’s drug   



Nicotine Analog Ups Brain Power in Alzheimer’s

An investigational drug targeting nicotinic receptors not only preserved cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease patients for 6 months, it showed signs of increasing it, a researcher said here.

Patients taking the highest dose of EVP-6124, a selective partial agonist of alpha-7 nicotinic receptors, in the 24-week trial showed a mean increase of 1.6 points… Nicotine Analog Ups Brain Power in Alzheimer’s   



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