The latest hoped-for breakthrough drug in the fight against Alzheimer’s has been scrapped. But all is not quite as bleak as it might seem: drugs like bapineuzumab might still prove useful as an early intervention vehicle, possibly preventing plaques from forming and building up in the brains of individuals who show early signs of cognitive problems thought to be precursors of Alzheimer’s.
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Hot on the heels of our expansion into mental health-related and health-related Facebook apps, the CR Health Net team is now leading the way in delivering practically up-to-the-minute medication information for consumers and health professionals, straight from the US Food and Drug Administration.
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With the psychiatric side effects of rimonabant (sold as Acomplia in Europe and as Zimulti elsewhere) turning out to be even worse than originally thought, and the effectiveness of this new weight loss drug turning out to be pretty minimal, Sanofi-Aventis has yanked it from the market following a decision by European regulators to suspend marketing approval.
A company in the USA produces children’s placebo tablets, cure-alls containing absolutely no active substances, selling in effect the illusion that there is a pill for every kind of distress.