No Hopes For The Future
Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s lack serotonin, so the drug was designed to increase this substance and acetylcholine, norepinephrine and glutamate. Although at the beginning of the trial was still hope for the drug to work, after 24 weeks there was no improvement in tested patients.
Besides idalopirdine, another drug called intepirdine was in its experimental stage. Both drugs were tested in the trial, hoping that the combination will prove to be successful. The company that’s producing this substance said in 2017 that it won’t be available in the USA as they don’t wish for their product to be evaluated for this specific market.
5.5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s in the US so some scientists think that they should concentrate more on improving the lives of those who already have it, rather than investing time and money in a miraculous drug that won’t be invented any time soon. The plan for the future includes convincing people who are in early stages of the disease to enroll in clinical trials and help prevent the disease rather than waiting for a cure.
After this fail, it’s hard even for the scientists to remain optimistic in front of the disease considering that they aren’t making any progress towards finding a cure.
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