Alzheimer's Disease: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Lucas Lord Lucas Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask general practitioners who prescribe antifungals to patients with Alzheimer's disease to notify the National Health Service of the results of that treatment, in the light of the article published online by Nature on 15 October regarding the infection of different brain regions with fungi in Alzheimer's.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

The use of antifungal medication is not licensed for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Consequently there would be no requirement for systematic monitoring of the use of these drugs.

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