The missing Alzheimer’s pill


When it comes to some of the biggest diseases America faces in the future, our drug system is set up to fail.

What needs to happen?

If there’s a dream of what a new drug is supposed to do, it might look something like Kalydeco.

Mese 7gIn 2012, the new light-blue pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals rocked the world of cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease that affects 30,000 people in the United State.

It’s best known for its attack on the lungs, slowly suffocating its victims while attacking other organs—but when patients got the drug in its experimental phase, some started reporting such enormous improvement in their…

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