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Why Drugs for Alzheimer’s Are So Hard to Develop

Finding treatments for Alzheimer’s disease is simultaneously one of the most pressing and difficult tasks in medicine today. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of deaths resulting from Alzheimer’s has shot up by 123 percent. Today, around one in 10 people over age 65 have the disease. The drugs available for Alzheimer’s aim to ease symptoms of the disease, but they cannot slow or reverse its progression. The last time a new medication was approved for Alzheimer’s was 15 years ago. The full article was published at Medium.

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