Written by Ellis Ian Fields
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Topics: Drugs, Alzheimer's

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

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A skin patch to treat Alzheimer's and help jog people's memory is to be made available on the NHS after a five year battle.

Exelon can be taken orally or worn as a patch. But the patch has been shown to reduce side effects such as nausea and vomiting. It costs just £2.80.

A spokesman for the National Association Of Doctors (NAD) said: "Although Exelon won't cure this distressing disease it will help some of the symptoms.

"However, we can't get too excited just yet - we have this battle to fight.

"I guess the other side will be the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice). They're gathering forces as we speak.

"I haven't been called up, but I probably will be. And the venue has yet to be decided.

"Belgium's always been a pretty popular location for a barny. But in this time of austerity, we might have to stay in the UK. There's plenty of good venues here - Tewkesbury... Stamford Bridge... Bosworth Field - although there's considerable doubt about the real location of that scrap.

"As soon as we have the information, we'll let you know."

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