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Alzheimer Project

Alzheimer Project Legislation designed to improve federal research and clinical programs related to Alzheimer disease was signed into law January 4 by President Barack Obama. The bill was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress in December. The National Alzheimer's Project Act (S 3036 [http://tiny.cc/tkc5n]), which does not authorize more money for Alzheimer disease research and clinical care, will be run by the Department of Health and Human Services and requires the agency's secretary to create and maintain an integrated national plan to “overcome” Alzheimer disease. The secretary will also provide information and coordinate Alzheimer disease research and services to patients across all federal agencies and accelerate the development of treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of the disease. The act also creates an advisory council to the secretary made up of 10 members representing federal agencies involved in Alzheimer disease research and clinical care, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration on Aging. Twelve nonfederal experts will also serve on the council, including patient advocates, caregivers, and researchers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Alzheimer Project

JAMA , Volume 305 (6) – Feb 9, 2011

Alzheimer Project

Abstract

Legislation designed to improve federal research and clinical programs related to Alzheimer disease was signed into law January 4 by President Barack Obama. The bill was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress in December. The National Alzheimer's Project Act (S 3036 [http://tiny.cc/tkc5n]), which does not authorize more money for Alzheimer disease research and clinical care, will be run by the Department of Health and Human Services and requires the agency's secretary to...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.94
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Abstract

Legislation designed to improve federal research and clinical programs related to Alzheimer disease was signed into law January 4 by President Barack Obama. The bill was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress in December. The National Alzheimer's Project Act (S 3036 [http://tiny.cc/tkc5n]), which does not authorize more money for Alzheimer disease research and clinical care, will be run by the Department of Health and Human Services and requires the agency's secretary to create and maintain an integrated national plan to “overcome” Alzheimer disease. The secretary will also provide information and coordinate Alzheimer disease research and services to patients across all federal agencies and accelerate the development of treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of the disease. The act also creates an advisory council to the secretary made up of 10 members representing federal agencies involved in Alzheimer disease research and clinical care, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration on Aging. Twelve nonfederal experts will also serve on the council, including patient advocates, caregivers, and researchers.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 9, 2011

Keywords: alzheimer's disease

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