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FDA, Aduhelm, Part B

Forget Any Changes To Medicare Part B Premium Rates

About three months ago, I reported that people on Medicare were being over-charged for their Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates because of the inflated cost of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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Aduhelm, premiums

Patients Divided Over Aduhelm: Is It a ‘Risk I’m Willing to Take’ or Just a ‘Magic Pill‘?

If you listen to the nation’s largest Alzheimer’s disease advocacy organizations, you might think everyone living with Alzheimer’s wants unfettered access to Aduhelm, a controversial new treatment.

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Inside The Tactical Tug Of War Over The Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm

The drug industry, patient advocates, and congressional Republicans have all attacked federal officials’ decision to decline routine Medicare coverage for a controversial Alzheimer’s drug.

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caregiver, Aduhelm

Medicare Proposal Would Cover Aduhelm If Beneficiaries Enrolled In Clinical Trials

On Nov. 12, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates for 2022 would rise from $148.50 per month in 2021, to $170.10 in 2022.

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How To Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers During The Holidays

More than 16 million family members and friends are serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers in the U.S. As families approach the holiday season, there are easy ways to support caregivers that can ease the burden of caregiving.

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Self-Administered Test Predicts Early Signs Of Dementia Sooner

Many people experience forgetfulness as they age, but it’s often difficult to tell if these memory issues are a normal part of aging or a sign of something more serious.

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