PINK SHEET: Lilly Pre-Approval Spadework Includes Alzheimer’s Blood Test Development, Unbranded DTC Ads

08 Mar 2024 ANALYSIS by Cathy Kelly; catherine.kelly@citeline.comExecutive Summary Donanemab’s review delay will create more distance from Lilly’s direct-to-consumer advertising spotlighting its commitment to Alzheimer’s research. The company has also been supporting development of blood-based tools for early diagnoses, though they would not eliminate PET scans. Eli Lilly and Company launched unbranded direct-to-consumer TV advertising […]

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Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Encourages FDA To Diligently and Expeditiously Conclude Its Review of Donanemab

Washington D.C., Mar. 08, 2024- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it expects to convene a meeting of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee (PCNS) to discuss the Phase 3 TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2 trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of Donanemab in early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. As the […]

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Medical News Today: Could a simple blood test eventually diagnose Alzheimer’s?

By Katharine Lang on March 4, 2024 — Fact checked by Amanda WardA simple blood test, may in the future, help diagnose Alzheimer’s early. Image credit: Oleksii Syrotkin/Stocksy. Dementia currently affects around 60 millionTrusted Source people worldwide, and the number is projected to rise to more than 150 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, causes 60-80% of cases. Available treatments […]

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Community Newspapers: Miami Caregiver awarded prestigious honor for volunteerism in Alzheimer’s research

By  Community News Releases  -March 2, 2024 The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) recently recognized Miami resident Joanne Bridges with the 2023 National Citizen Scientist Collaborator Award. Bridges was selected from a pool of nominees from across North America to receive elevated recognition and be honored for supporting a clinical trial volunteer by serving as […]

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LabPulse: Alzheimer’s study results show correlation between blood-based biomarkers and amyloid plaques

LabPulse.com staff writers Mar 1, 2024The first results from the Bio-Hermes study have been released, showing a strong correlation between several blood-based and digital biomarkers with the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain, a diagnostic hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings from the study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, show […]

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LabMedica: New Alzheimer’s Detecting Blood Tests Perform across Broad Range of Races and Ethnicities

By LabMedica International staff writersPosted on 29 Feb 2024      Alzheimer’s disease, which traditionally requires costly scans or invasive spinal taps for diagnosis, is now closer to being more easily identified through innovative blood tests. This advancement is particularly crucial with the recent approval of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s. Now, the results of a study […]

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Precision Medicine Online: Blood-Based Tests for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Tau, Beta-Amyloid Prove Promising in Bio-Hermes Study

Feb 28, 2024 | Jessica Kim Cohen NEW YORK – Results from blood-based biomarker tests correlated with the presence of beta-amyloid detected using established Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics, according to a study published Wednesday. PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses are highly accurate and established methods of identifying elevated levels of beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. However, these […]

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Statement: Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Praises FDA for Aducanumab Approval

Patients and Doctors Deserve the Ability to Consider Whether Aducanumab Will Deliver the Best Medical Outcome and Quality of Life Washington, DC (June 7, 2021) – John Dwyer, President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), a patient-centric organization committed to accelerating the discovery of therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, issued the following statement on […]

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