Sen. Collins Says NIH Research On Alzheimer’s Should Be Increased To $2 Billion Annually.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), in a piece for The Hill (6/11), calls for a much larger research program on Alzheimer’s, citing a study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center finding that it “is now likely the third leading cause of death in the U.S.” Collins points out that NIH “will spend just $566 million” researching the disease in 2015, and offers a bipartisan resolution she authored with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) setting a “target of $2 billion a year in funding for research as recommended by the experts on the federal Alzheimer’s Advisory Council.”

Related Links:

— “Alzheimer’s becoming the defining disease of baby boom generation,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), The Hill, June 11, 2014.

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