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Nonprofits, federal government surpass pharma to lead Alzheimer’s drug development

Two articles published online today by Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, a journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, show substantial changes in the focus and funding of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease therapies. The newly published articles throw a greater spotlight on a decision—now before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—that would potentially bring a new drug therapy to Alzheimer’s patients for the first time in nearly 20 years.