Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Blasts CMS’ “Unprecedented and Pernicious” Discrimination Against People with Alzheimer’s Disease

“CMS’s latest decision on disease-modifying therapies for Alzheimer’s patients is effectively a coverage denial for this entire class of drugs, and patients will needlessly die as a result of it.” Statement by Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® President John Dwyer: Washington, D.C. (Feb. 23, 2023) — “Once again, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

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Clinical Trial Volunteers Honored with National Citizen Scientists Awards for Participating in Research

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation’s® (GAP) 2022 Citizen Scientist Award recipients include the first husband-and-wife volunteer team, an Alzheimer’s advocate who champions participation in prevention studies, and a Parkinson’s disease clinical trial participant who volunteers in research studies to find hope after diagnosis  WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 22, 2023) — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Welcomes Chief Commercial Officer Lammert Albers

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® adds Lammert Albers to its team in the role of chief commercial officer; he joins GAP with leadership experience in growing clinical trial and life science technology companies WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 21, 2023) — The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) welcomes Lammert Albers to its leadership team. Lammert has successfully […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Statement on FDA Accelerated Approval of Lecanemab

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“With this approval, it is incumbent on Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and the drug’s sponsors to offer this life-changing therapy to patients quickly, while prioritizing access and economic fairness.” Statement attributed to Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation President John Dwyer: Washington, D.C. (Jan. 6, 2023) — We applaud the Food […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) Hopeful With ARPA-H Appropriations

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Washington, DC — December 23, 2022–Appropriations bills are not simply about funding. They are about people. That is why we are grateful that Congress prioritized funding for accelerated and disruptive Alzheimer’s disease research in the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Increases in funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) and the National Institutes […]

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ICER Fails People with Alzheimer’s Disease, The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Calls On Allies to Debunk Report

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Washington, DC — December 23, 2022–The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has again failed in its attempt to value the benefit provided by a new, life-improving Alzheimer’s treatment, threatening millions of Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The report, “Beta-Amyloid Antibodies for Early Alzheimer’s Disease,” released yesterday, advances an analytical framework that […]

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GAP President John Dwyer, on Lecanemab detailed results: “There is every reason for the Alzheimer’s community to have optimism today”

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Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) – “Following the positive, detailed results from Eisai on lecanemab, a monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, there is every reason for the Alzheimer’s community to have optimism today. Thanks to the unwavering commitment of Eisai, its clinical trial partners, and most importantly, the people who participated in […]

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First of its Kind Head-to-Head Study Comparing Leading Biomarkers for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Closes With Unprecedented Representation from Underrepresented Populations

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) closed its ground-breaking blood-based and digital biomarker platform study, Bio-Hermes, which is powered to measure more than 36 technologies’ effectiveness across three stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while drawing from all races and ethnic groups affected by the disease. WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 15, 2022) — In 18 months, the Global […]

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Statement on Roche Announcement on Gantenerumab Attributed to John Dwyer, GAP Foundation President

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) is grateful for Roche’s efforts and leadership on the gantenerumab study to treat Alzheimer’s disease. We applaud Roche’s robust and well-designed study, and for holding to an ongoing commitment to research in this field. Every clinical study improves our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, so this data will be of […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) Supports New Bill from U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan

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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 5, 2022 — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) applauds and vigorously supports Congressmembers Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) for bringing forward a new bill to help ensure coverage of potentially life-saving drugs and new treatments for Medicare beneficiaries, including access to approved Alzheimer’s treatments. The bill — known as […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) Celebrates Lecanemab’s Positive Clinical Trial Results

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28, 2022 — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) applauds and welcomes the Phase 3 study results on lecanemab for treating Alzheimer’s disease, marking an enormous milestone for millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. The positive trial results, released by Eisai Tuesday night, show that the novel drug helped slow cognitive decline […]

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South Texas Health Clinic Applauded for Advancing Diverse Representation in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials, Surmounting Challenges

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GAP-Net Site El Faro Health and Therapeutics in Texas’ Starr County continues working to connect the area’s predominantly Hispanic community with access to Alzheimer’s research and health care. Washington, D.C. — Today, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) John Dwyer applauded the work that Dr. James Falcon and the whole El Faro Health and Therapeutics team […]

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GAP President John Dwyer’s Statement to the Media on Lesné Research

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There was justifiable ink given last month in the media to the Lesné research misconduct. But it missed the mark. The real Alzheimer’s story is the “amyloid hypothesis” related to A?*56 is a small fraction of the research being done in an industry that is funding, backed by a lot of heart, to find a […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and WCG Collaborate to Improve Access to Clinical Trials for Traditionally Underrepresented Communities

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The new program will provide much-needed resources and workforce development opportunities for clinical trial sites challenged by a shortage of approved raters. WASHINGTON, DC, Aug.1 — The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) and WCG announced a joint program today that will increase the availability of educational resources and training to support Alzheimer’s disease research. This will provide […]

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More Volunteers from Traditionally Underrepresented Communities Needed in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation to present information about trial diversity at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2022 — As a leading organization focused on increasing participant diversity in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) will present data at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2022 (AAIC®) to share information about its […]

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GAP Takes Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials On the Road to Remove Barriers to Access

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation’s new mobile research site is taking Alzheimer’s clinical trials on the road to traditionally underrepresented communities. WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2022 — Today, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) announced the launch of a new mobile health site, which is hitting the road to reduce barriers to clinical trial participation. While more than six […]

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GNS and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Partner to Advance Alzheimer’s R&D

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3-year partnership will leverage biomarker database and AI for innovation to create“Digital Twins” that help uncover the complex biology driving Alzheimer’s Disease Somerville, Mass., June 1st, 2022 — GNS, the leader in the use of “Virtual Patients,” Causal AI and simulation technology for biopharmaceutical drug discovery and development, and the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) today […]

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STATEMENT: THE GLOBAL ALZHEIMER’S PLATFORM FOUNDATION® PRESIDENT JOHN DWYER CONDEMNS THE CMS DECISION TO LIMIT A CLASS OF ALZHEIMER’S DRUGS AS “RATIONING CARE”

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Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2022) – “Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final coverage ruling for an entire class of Alzheimer’s drugs.  At its core, this National Coverage Decision (NCD) is not very different here from a flat-out denial of coverage. CMS continues to treat all Alzheimer’s patients differently than any other class […]

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Biden Administration and Congress Take a Major Step to Accelerate Research to Treat and Cure Serious Illnesses

Modeled after DARPA, ARPA-H will incentivize innovative approaches to address some of America’s deadliest diseases Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2022) – A group of leading scientists and patient advocates today applauded the Biden Administration and Congress for making the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) a reality. This new agency is designed to empower […]

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THE GLOBAL ALZHEIMER’S PLATFORM FOUNDATION® ECHOES CONCERNS RAISED BY SENATORS WARNER AND MARKEY AND COLLEAGUES

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CMS FAILS TO FAIRLY EVALUATE ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENTS Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2022) — Adding to the growing number of advocates calling on the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider an unprecedented National Coverage Determination (NCD) that discriminates against 6 million people with Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and […]

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STATEMENT BY JOHN DWYER, PRESIDENT OF THE GLOBAL ALZHEIMER’S PLATFORM FOUNDATION® ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

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Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2022) – “He did it again.  From his victory speech in November 2020 and then again in his initial address to the nation in 2021, and then tonight in his most major address yet unveiling his ‘Unity Agenda,’ President Biden put Alzheimer’s disease near the top of the U.S. national public […]

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Four Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Volunteers Honored with National Citizen Scientist Awards® for Their Work in Search of a Cure

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Honorees Include the First Canadian Recipient, Advocate to Veterans, Caregiver, and First Honoree with Parkinson’s Disease Contact: Andi Zucchi – andizucchi@rational360.com, 360-927-8767  Washington, DC (February 23, 2022) – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) is honoring four clinical trial volunteers with 2021 National Citizen Scientist Awards. This year’s recipients include the […]

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MedVadis Research Joins GAP-Net in Fight to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Treatment

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MedVadis Research will join the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Network (GAP-Net) of more than 100 global clinical trial sites Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2022)  – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP) announced that MedVadis Research  has joined its network of more than 100 global clinical trial sites (GAP-Net), a team of leading academic and private […]

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“Punitive, restrictive and unprecedented”: Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation President® John Dwyer Comments on CMS Draft National Coverage Determination

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Dwyer calls on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  to provide coverage for the entire class of mAb drugs approved by the Food &  Drug Administration and future drugs yet to be approved Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed plan to limit coverage of an entire […]

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