The National Institutes of Health spends over $6 billion a year on cancer research, over $4 billion on heart disease research and over $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research. But it spends only $480 million on Alzheimer’s research. While passage of the recent omnibus bill will add another $100 million, we are still well below where we need to be.
President Obama made broad supportive comments regarding the nation’s priorities in innovation and federally-funded research in his State of the Union address last night, but we are disappointed that he did not take the opportunity to advance America’s internationally-recognized leadership in the global fight against Alzheimer’s.
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