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14 Medicines for Huntington’s Disease

New report shows more than 260 medicines in development to fight neurodegenerative diseases         


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Huntington’s disease is a rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder that has the symptoms of ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers at the same time.  There is NO CURE.

WASHINGTONOct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — “With neurodegenerative diseases affecting millions of individuals in the United States, now is an important time to spotlight the increasing impact these diseases have on our country’s aging population and their families.”

“The 261 medicines in development include:

  • 85 medicines in development for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 6 million Americans and, along with other dementias, will cost the American economy an estimated $355 billion in 2021.
  • 64 medicines for Parkinson’s disease, which affects nearly one million Americans. Incidence of the disease is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030.
  • 38 medicines for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). About 5,000 people are diagnosed with ALS each year in the United States.
  • 33 medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological disease that affects nearly one million Americans, a number that is substantially higher than previously reported based on a new 2017 study.
  • 25 medicines for neurodegenerative genetic diseases, including Rett syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Both disorders are caused by a gene defect and affect about one in 10,000 children.
  • 14 medicines for Huntington’s disease. There are more than 40,000 symptomatic Americans and another 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease with currently no cure for the disease.”

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Author Therese Crutcher-Marin, HD Advocate

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