Elan, Wyeth Alzheimer’s Drug Effective In Some Patients

June 17, 2008

Pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Elan Corp. released the results of a study on their experimental Alzheimer's drug known as bapineuzumab.  The results have shown that the drug is effective in some patients....Boston (ChattahBox) – Pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Elan Corp. released the results of a study on their experimental Alzheimer’s drug known as bapineuzumab. The results have shown that the drug is effective in some patients.

In the study, half of the patients were given the experimental drug bapineuzumab, while the other half were given a placebo.

The results of the study revealed that the cognitive function in some of the patients improved greatly when given the experimental drug.

These results have proven to be extremely promising for the future of the drug.

As of right now, over 5 million in the U.S. and over 25 million around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

The full results of the study will be presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago in July.


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One Response to “Elan, Wyeth Alzheimer’s Drug Effective In Some Patients”

  1. Mark on June 18th, 2008 10:36 am

    Is Pixar involved in the advertising, like Flinstones vitamins? 😉

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