New Alzheimers Drug Shows Promise In Study

Pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec reported some exciting news on Tuesday December 2nd surrounding their new drug compound B11B037 for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

In phase 1 trials, the compound proved effective when compare to a placebo in slowing the progression of the disease and actually improving cognitive function in study patients so much so that Biogen Idec is moving aggressively to Phase Three trials immediately.

Alzheimer's disease affects more than 5 million people in the US and 35 million worldwide with that number expected to double by 2030 according to the World Health Organization to an estimate 66 million.

The initial study was not without some side affects however and Biogen Idec reports they will be working to address these issues in the next phase of clinical trials by adjusting dosage and treatment regimens.

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