Fundraiser for Alzheimer

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Start a Facebook fundraiser and CVS Health will give $10
Support the Association by starting a #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser today, and CVS Health will kick off your efforts with a $10 donation. In addition, donations made to your fundraiser on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 1) are eligible for a match from Facebook. The funds you raise help to provide Alzheimer’s care and support and accelerate critical research.

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FDA does not approve new Alzheimer’s drug

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Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug on Friday, concluding there wasn’t enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease.

The panel of outside experts for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that a pivotal study in patients failed to show “strong evidence” that the drug worked. The experts warned of multiple “red flags” with the data, which did not initially show any benefit until another analysis with later results.

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First Alzheimer’s Blood Test Rolled Out for Clinical Use in US

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The first blood test designed to assist physicians in determining whether a patient has Alzheimer’s disease is now available in most US states, the company C2N Diagnostics announced October 29. The test measures biomarkers that frequently reflect the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain—a hallmark of Alzheimer’s—as well as the presence of a gene variant that increases the risk of the disease.

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