Tag Archives: Pharmaceutical Industry

A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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New Cancer Drugs Often Bestow Little Benefit Regarding Survival or Wellbeing? (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A quotation from the authors’ abstract may say it all: “This systematic evaluation of oncology approvals by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2009-13 shows that most drugs entered the market without evidence of benefit on survival or quality … Continue reading

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New Drugs for Dementia (POST Note PN 535)

Summary The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has produced a briefing outlining some of the challenges in developing new drugs for dementia, explained in the context of ongoing UK and international research programmes. There is an extensive bibliography, … Continue reading

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European Medicines Agency Consultation on Pharmacological Treatments for Dementia (EMA)

Summary The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released an updated draft guideline on medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia, for consultative feedback. Full Text Link Reference Consultation on revised guideline on medicines to treat … Continue reading

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Dementia Discovery Fund Launched (WDC / ARUK)

Summary The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) was launched on October 21st 2015. Full Text Link Reference Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund. London [Online]: World Dementia Council (WDC), November 10th 2015. See also: Full Text Link Reference $100m Dementia Discovery Fund … Continue reading

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Announcements From WHO’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health / World Dementia Council / WHO / GAAD)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a $100 million Dementia Discovery Fund at the World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference. The Dementia Discovery Fund will be used to finance dementia research with the … Continue reading

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Big Data Portal for Alzheimer’s Dementia Drug Discovery (NIH / Synapse AMP-AD)

Summary The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has opened a public-private partnership online resource to facilitate neurodegenerative research and drug development. The launch of the Alzheimer’s Big Data Portal provides an open-source “public knowledge portal” for the … Continue reading

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Phase III Gantenerumab Trial for Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease Discontinued (Biospace Inc)

Summary The Scarlet RoAD study (a Phase III trial), researching the anti-amyloid drug Gantenerumab for the possible treatment of prodromal (pre-dementia) Alzheimer’s Disease, has been abandoned following disappointing results. Gantenerumab-related research (in a different Phase III investigation) is still underway … Continue reading

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Eleven Genomics Medicine Centres Planned for England (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary The NHS has announced further steps in a genetics project, which will involve 11 Genomics Medicine Centres being created in English hospitals to gather DNA information. The aim is to support the 100,000 Genomes Project in research towards the … Continue reading

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