UsAgainstAlzheimer's Statement on Alzheimer's Drug Development

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Drug News
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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UsAgainstAlzheimer's Chairman George Vradenburg

today issued the following statement regarding the termination of clinical trial testing of the Alzheimer's drug atabecestat by Janssen:

"To each individual who participated in the atabecestat study and to their families and caregivers also impacted

by the disease: thank you for your courage and dedication to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Though you are surely disappointed, as we are, you should feel reassured that your efforts have contributed to a greater understanding of the fundamental science underlying Alzheimer's disease. Regardless of the outcome, this study and each person involved has played a critical role in building the knowledge we need to one day cure this complex disease. Each successive clinical trial teaches us more about Alzheimer's, and provides us with data that will inform the development of future drugs. Without your willingness to participate in research, and without the perseverance of companies like Janssen, we would be much farther away from a cure.

Thank you, Janssen, for your commitment to curing a disease that impacts almost 6 million people in the U.S. and more than 50 million worldwide. Your continued effort to find a cure amidst the growing number of drug failures and the rising costs of research and development gives hope to and shows compassion for the millions living with the disease and their hardworking caregivers. What we have learned through the atabecestat study, along with your future work, will accelerate progress towards treatments and a cure."

Connect with UsAgainstAlzheimer's.Learn about UsA2's work around the globe through our social channels:

https://twitter.com/UsAgainstAlz   https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/  https://www.facebook.com/UsAgainstAlz/         

Founded in 2010, UsAgainstAlzheimer's (UsA2) is an innovative non-profit organization demanding – and delivering – a solution to Alzheimer's. Driven by the suffering of millions of families, UsAgainstAlzheimer's presses for greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure – accomplishing this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy, and strategic investments.

Contact Melissa Green 202.429.4940 | mgreen@usagainstalzheimers.org

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