Shares in Eli Lilly and Co. fell Tuesday on concerns surrounding the potential approval of a drug designed to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.
Preferred Population Health Management is trying to get hospital systems, health insurers and area agencies on aging to use a set of tools and techniques to help dementia patients and their families—tools that were developed by the medical staff at Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
Dr. Malaz Boustani leads a 26-person team at Eskenazi Health that is showing the group's approach to health care can improve the mental health of both dementia patients and their care givers.
New data released Wednesday morning suggest that Eli Lilly and Co.’s Alzheimer’s drug has a modest but lasting impact on the memory-sapping disease. But analysts worry the impact is too small to be meaningful.
After years of pipeline failures, Eli Lilly and Co. is on a bit of a hot streak. This month alone, the Indianapolis-based drugmaker has reported positive results from clinical trials of four experimental drugs.
Axovant Sciences Ltd., a company without a finished product or a dime of sales, has an almost $3 billion valuation after its public-market debut. The IPO shows the staggering potential for any company that can develop a successful Alzheimer’s treatment.
New research from the Mayo Clinic is bringing back a long-running debate over whether drug companies like Eli Lilly and Biogen are focusing on the right target in developing therapies to treat the disease.
The results of an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease provide the best evidence so far that the memory-robbing condition is caused by an errant protein in the brain. Drugmakers including Eli Lilly have been concentrating their Alzheimer’s research on that area.
Ashley Bryan is on the cusp of launching a website and smartphone application she hopes will ease the learning curve for millions of care givers. It’s called Life in the Moment and it’s billed as a one-stop source for information and tools for managing Alzheimer’s.
While the tests will likely help drug companies like Eli Lilly and Co. evaluate medicines, they’ll also create wrenching personal and ethical dilemmas for patients who will have to live with the knowledge that they’re destined to develop the disease.
Biogen Idec Inc. shares rose Tuesday after the company said its Alzheimer’s drug showed promising early results and will be quickly moved into a final-stage trial.
Eli Lilly and Co. would be a logical acquirer for the maker of a drug that could treat agitation in Alzheimer’s patients.
The two companies will work together to develop AZD3293, which belongs to a novel class of drugs called BACE inhibitors that block production of amyloid, a protein that causes plaque to build up in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients.
Results of a Roche clinical trial mirror those produced by an experimental Lilly drug two years ago. Lilly executives say that validates their approach in the multi-billion-dollar race to market the first drug to reverse Alzheimer’s.
Eli Lilly and Co., Pfizer Inc. and eight other large drugmakers will partner with the U.S. government in a $230 million effort to identify new approaches to treat Alzheimer’s, diabetes, lupus and arthritis.
Since 1998, there have been more than 100 attempts to develop an Alzheimer’s treatment, and all have failed. Such a product may generate as much as $5 billion annually for Merck, according to analysts
Part of the funding will go to an existing study of drugs from Eli Lilly and Co. and others to see whether they can ward off the disease in people who inherited genes that predestine them to get Alzheimer’s.
Lilly officials said they will push ahead with the first-of-a-kind imaging chemical, despite the mostly negative ruling by Medicare officials.