Avanir’s drug reduces Alzheimer’s related agitation in trial

      “An estimated six million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that has doubled since 1980 and is expected to be as high as 16 million by 2050, the company said.”   Source: Reuters*   (Reuters) – Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer’s, compared with a placebo, […]

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Medicare vs Medicaid: What’s the difference?

Many people get confused when they think of Medicare and Medicaid. They think that they are the same since they sound so alike. This is far from the truth. Let us start off with what are the similarities between both programs. First off, they are both programs designed to cope with healthcare costs. They are also tax-payer funded […]

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Obama to boost Alzheimer’s research funding

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration will push for a $156 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research over the next two years, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. The National Institutes of Health will commit another $50 million in funding this year, and the White House will propose an additional $80 million […]

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