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Neurotrope shares crash after Alzheimer’s drug fails in trial

REUTERS: Drug developer Neurotrope Inc's shares tumbled nearly 80per cent on Monday after the c..

REUTERS: Drug developer Neurotrope Inc's shares tumbled nearly 80per cent on Monday after the company said its experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease did not meet the main goal of a mid-stage study.

This is the second time in just over two years that the treatment – Bryostatin-1 – failed to meet its targets, raising questions about the drug's future. (https://reut.rs/2kCiDyh)

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The treatment, Bryostatin-1, did not show any significant difference in patients after 13 weeks compared with those on placebo, the company said on Monday.

Neurotrope said it intends to conduct a complete review of the data to determine next steps in the treatment's development.

Alzheimer's disease, which affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language, is a progressive condition that could seriously disrupt a patient's ability to carry out daily activities.

Several drugmakers such as Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca Plc, Roche AG, Pfizer Inc, Merck and Co Inc and Johnson and Johnson have all pre

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Millions of children at risk as governments fail to protect their rights, leading agencies warn

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The lives of millions of vulnerable children are at risk because the majority of the worlds nations have failed to renew their commitment to childrens rights, six leading international child rights organisations have warned. (more…)

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WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving way for use in high-risk countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critic..

The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO. (more…)

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Access constraints gravely impede humanitarian assistance in 60 countries

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