HASBRUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. Scientists have found proof showing an association between statin use and neuropathologic changes in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
The study was recently published in a brain disease report conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.
Nymox Pharmaceuticals holds the worldwide patent for the use of statin drugs for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s. The global market for statins exceeds over $25 billion. Alzheimer’s currently affects more than 4.5 million people in the United States, according to government estimates.