The challenge of testing new Alzheimer’s drugs - The OHSU effect
best way to fix Alzheimer’s is to prevent it before it starts, but how do you
test medication for that? On OHSU’s On the Brain blog
, Joseph Quinn,
M.D., says it’s difficult because researchers would need to study many
participants over many years to see whether the drug had any effect compared to
a controlled study group given a placebo.
researchers are dealing with the problem by identifying people who are at
high-risk for Alzheimer’s and using only them in studies. That may show us more
quickly if a drug is working.
out more about the OHSU effect
and working to prevent Alzheimer’s on their On
the Brain blog