Drugs already being used to treat high blood pressure and cholesterol could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new Schaeffer Center study of nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula presented before the Florida House of Representatives Health & Human Services Committee, Subcommittee on Health Quality on Dec. 11, 2019 about regulations to govern the use of recreational marijuana.
Research by Jakub Hlavka and colleagues suggests a combination of brief cognitive tests and blood-based biomarker tests will allow primary care physicians to identify patients with potential early stage Alzheimer’s disease efficiently and triage them for further evaluation.
Suboptimal adherence to chronic medications undermines treatment effectiveness and costs the U.S. as much as $289 billion annually. This is the first study to analyze the impact of extended-release formulations on long-term adherence.