Decline in Number of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy)


More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s Disease during the past decade have failed. An article in the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy journal discusses an issue which was perhaps the key focus of the Global Dementia Legacy Event. Only one new medicine has been approved since 2004; 99.6% of drug trials aimed at preventing, curing or improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease between 2002 and 2012 either failed or were discontinued.

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Briggs, H. (2014). Decline in trials for Alzheimer’s disease. London: BBC Health News, July 3rd 2014.

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Cummings, JL. Morstorf, T. [and] Zhong, K. (2014). Alzheimer’s disease drug-development pipeline: few candidates, frequent failures. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, July 3rd 2014. 6: 37.

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].

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