Nick Simmons-Stern


Designing Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials For Success

September 08, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is and will remain one of the most unyielding public health crises of the 21st century. Aging global populations translate to a constantly growing prevalence of a disease with no cure and an immense cost of care. In the United States alone, recent estimates1 suggest that 28 million people will develop AD by midcentury. Approximately 25% of the annual Medicare budget will be spent treating the disease – a projected $330B in 2040 – with hundreds of billions more in indirect costs.