Lilly plans another study for Alzheimer’s drug

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In the United States, 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s, which is the country’s sixth-leading cause of death. The number of Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. is expected to jump to 16 million by 2050, and costs for care are expected to skyrocket.

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AP Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione in Milwaukee contributed to this report.

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