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Alzheimer's drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60

Nov. 12, 2021 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's “Part B” outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 a month in 2022, one of the largest increases ever. Officials said Friday a new Alzheimer's drug is responsible for about half of that. The increase guarantees that health care will gobble...

Medicare Part B outpatient monthly premium jumps by $21.60 next year; new Alzheimer's drug cited in one of largest hikes

Nov. 12, 2021 17:05 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare Part B outpatient monthly premium jumps by $21.60 next year; new Alzheimer's drug cited in one of largest hikes.

Missing art historian with Alzheimer's found dead in woods

Nov. 09, 2021 10:16 AM EST

UPPER NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A leading art historian diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease was found dead by police in the woods of Nyack Beach State park on Monday after having gone missing on Nov. 3. Neighbors, residents and police had been searching for Richard Kendall,...

Biogen CEO: 'Major bottleneck' still limits Alzheimer's drug

Oct. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market, extending a slow debut complicated by coverage questions and doctor concerns. The infused drug, hailed as a potential breakthrough treatment for a fatal...

In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

Oct. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works. Several major medical centers remain...

UMass Lowell professor gets $2.7M Alzheimer's research grant

Sep. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has received a $2.7 million federal grant to continue her research into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institutes of Health grant will help engineering associate professor...

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

Sep. 02, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities. The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Thursday that the 84-year-old...