Advocates React To Administration’s Draft Framework To Stop Alzheimer’s
The organization USAgainstAlzheimer's applauded the plan's goal of eliminating the disease by 2025 but would like to speed the timeline for development of new prevention and treatment approaches.
The Hill: Alzheimer's Group Applauds Administration's Goal To Stop The Disease By 2025
The advocacy group USAgainstAlzheimer's is applauding the Obama administration's goal of eliminating the disease by 2025. The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced a draft framework to tackle the disease, the first time the government has adopted a timeframe to stop Alzheimer's. The plan calls for increasing access to clinical trials, identifying early stages of the disease and expanding public outreach campaigns. More than 5 million Americans have the disease, contributing to the nation's runaway health costs (Pecquet, 1/10).
CQ HealthBeat: Interest Group Pushes For More Aggressive Time Frame On Alzheimer's Plan
The draft plan calls for additional research that can help "develop effective prevention and treatment modalities by 2025" as one of five big goals. But USAgainstAlzheimer's, an advocacy group, said that although it supports the outline, the government should strive toward developing significant treatments more quickly — by 2020 (Adams, 1/10).