Alzheimer

Xanax, Valium, Ativan and other 'benzos' are linked to Alzheimer's in older ...

Washington Post | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:56:15 -0700

THIS STUDY analyzed data on 8,990 adults older than 66, including 1,796 with Alzheimer's disease. In a five-to-10-year span before the start of the study, 3,767 of the participants (52 percent) had taken benzodiazepines. Overall, those who had taken ...

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Some May Compensate for Alzheimer's-Linked Protein

WebMD | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do ...

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New York Files an Antitrust Suit Against the Maker of an Alzheimer's Drug

New York Times | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:21:05 -0700

New York State's attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop a pharmaceutical company from forcing patients with Alzheimer's disease to switch to a new version of a widely used drug. The lawsuit contends that the switch is ...

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Avanir skyrockets as controversial generic combo claims a hit in PhII ...

FierceBiotech | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:43:09 -0700

Avanir's ($AVNR) combinatorial approach to calming dementia-related outbursts among Alzheimer's patients caught the attention of Wall Street on Monday morning. The biotech touted midstage data demonstrating that a match of two treatments--a generic ...

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