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Vital Brazil delivers first batch of medicine against Alzheimer's

National production is geared to meet domestic demand, with lower cost for the Unified Health System

 
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The Instituto Vital Brazil started, on Friday (29), delivery of the first batches of Rivastigmine State Departments of Health Medications used to treat patients with Alzheimer's was commissioned by the Ministry of Health From now on, the ministry can serve users of SUS with a lower cost. The distribution will occur at the poles for free care from the government. Later, the Institute will make another presentation of the drug, the oral solution.

The Vital Brazil, in partnership with pharmaceutical companies EMS, and Laborvida Globe, will be the only laboratory official responsible for the production of Rivastigmine. The agreement is the result of the Federal Government's strategy to integrate public and private sectors in order to stimulate the production of medicines in Brazil and thus strengthen the field of Health

Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease, although incurable and terminal disorder characterized by multiple cognitive functions such as memory, attention, learning, calculation, language and judgment. These symptoms are sometimes accompanied by deterioration in emotional control, social behavior or motivation. In Brazil, there are about 15 million people over 60 years of age and 6% of them suffer from the disease, according to the Brazilian Association of Alzheimer's (Abraz).

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Alzheimer's drug    Vital Brazil    SUS    Unified Health System   
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