Alzheimer's Disease

Health written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regulations govern the prescription of drug treatments to people in (a) early and (b) late stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

There are no specific regulations governing the prescription of drug treatments to people in the early and late stages of Alzheimer's disease. However, the Department expects clinicians to follow current recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

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