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UK commits to new action to find breakthrough on dementia

The prime minister David Cameron will today pledge a new drive by the UK to discover new drugs and treatment that could slow down the onset of dementia or even deliver a cure by 2025.

Speaking at a summit of world health and finance leaders in London, Mr Cameron will say immediate action is needed to address a market failure on dementia research and drug development, which had seen global spending on dementia at five times below research on cancer, with only three drugs making it onto the market in the last 15 years. More ....