New FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug is the first in 18 years. Stigma delays finding a cure.
For the first time in 18 years, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication for Alzheimer's on Monday. In response, doctors' offices and hospitals were inundated with calls from friends and families of patients who want access to the drug — despite strong concerns over its efficacy. In fact, two members of the outside panel that recommended that the FDA not OK the drug given its uneven results quit in protest after their advice went unheeded.www.nbcnews.com