June 18, 2021

Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients + Caregivers

Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients + Caregivers

A new FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer’s signals a breakthrough in innovation for patients and caregivers, but has raised doubts from some over the price tag and approval process. Confused about what all of this means for you? This episode breaks it down.

Dr. Bob walks listeners through the accelerated approval process while Terry looks at the role this plays in future medical innovation. Sue Peschin, President and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research, explains how the price tag fits into the ongoing debate over drug pricing policies. And we hear from Allison Wilson, who gives a caregiver’s perspective as she reflects on her mother’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest


Sue Peschin, President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research

Allison Wilson, Caregiver

Becky Brandt, Patient Correspondent


Alliance for Aging Research + Milliman Report on Assessing Value of Alzheimer’s Treatments

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