Clinicians and Researchers Urge CMS to Reform Decision to Limit Coverage of Alzheimer’s Treatments

Experts voice concerns over pre-judging promising treatments in the pipeline Today, five top Alzheimer’s clinicians and researchers called into question the preliminary proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to limit coverage FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies that target amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The CMS proposal would alter the course of […]

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El Faro Health and Therapeutics Now Enrolling Participants from Rio Grande Valley Community in Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® Bio-Hermes Alzheimer’s Study

Despite highest incidence of dementia, this is the first-ever Alzheimer’s clinical study in Starr County Rio Grande City, TX (February 2, 2022) –El Faro Health & Therapeutics will begin screening volunteers for its first-ever clinical trial in Rio Grande City, TX. The Bio-Hermes Study, sponsored by the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP), seeks volunteers with or […]

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Medicare Coverage-In-Clinical-Trials Policy For Alzheimer’s Drugs Could Stifle Access For Years

GAP President John Dwyer spoke to Pink Sheet about the CMS NCD proposal. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s proposal to allow Medicare to pay for amyloid-directed monoclonal antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s only when they are used in randomized controlled clinical trials could significantly curtail access to the drugs for at least four years, […]

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The Encouraging Progress of Diagnostics and Data Sharing in Dementia

Microsoft and Gates Ventures founder, Bill Gates, mentions GAP’s Bio-Hermes study to the World Dementia Council. We’ve all heard the statistics: Today, nearly 55 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. According to the WHO, dementia is the fastest growing burden on healthcare systems and the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. Its […]

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