Fred Hassan on Alzheimer’s Disease – “Biggest Long-Term Health Challenge”

Posted November 5, 2009

In a blog post featured on the Huffington Post last month, Fred Hassan, CEO of Schering-Plough Corporation, called Alzheimer’s disease our nation’s greatest long-term health challenge – and we could not agree more.

Hassan is taking a stand, demanding that Congress makes Alzheimer’s a part of the national dialogue on
health care. In case you missed it, an excerpt is below:

We must begin somewhere to turn health care reform from ideas into good policies and actions. Through a national crusade on Alzheimer’s, we can rally as Americans around our biggest long-term health care challenge. What we learn from that can help us get other things right. And when we look in the mirror as a nation that wants to care for its weakest citizens, we will like what we see.

Read the entire article 

As the health care debate grows, we must make sure every member of Congress knows that by investing $5 billion per year on research over the next 10 years, we can find a cure.

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