Alzheimer’s advocates are swarming the Iowa State Fair, pushing politicians to consider policies to fight the disease

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED [email protected] Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with one Alzheimer’s advocate at the Iowa State Fair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Tags campaignsdrug developmentneurologypolicyresearch Alzheimer’s advocates are swarming the Iowa State Fair, pushing politicians to consider policies to fight the disease  About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Politics What’s included?center_img By Nicholas Florko Aug. 13, 2019 Reprints GET STARTED What is it? Nicholas Florko @NicholasFlorko Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. A version of this story first appeared in D.C. Diagnosis, STAT’s weekly newsletter about the politics and policy of health and medicine. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox.The Iowa State Fair is a rite of passage for presidential candidates — they eat weird fried food, kiss babies, and answer question after question about their vision for America. But this year the candidates got a different sort of question, over and over again: What’s your plan for fighting Alzheimer’s?last_img read more

Monty shares lead at SAS Championship

first_imgCARY, N.C. – Phillip Price, Colin Montgomerie and Jerry Kelly shared the second-round lead at 8 under on Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship. Price and Montgomerie shot 67s at Prestonwood Country Club in the 50-and-over tour’s regular-season finale. Kelly birdied four of his last six holes to shoot 68 and join them atop the leaderboard. Five players were a stroke back: Tom Byrum, Vijay Singh, Doug Garwood, Corey Pavin and Glen Day. Byrum shot a 66 while the rest had 68s. Both Price and Montgomerie seem to be in good shape in the chase for the tour’s playoffs, with Montgomerie entering in seventh place in the Charles Schwab Cup standings and Price at No. 33. The top 72 will advance to the playoff opener next week in Richmond, Virginia. Montgomerie said he places a high value on playing well entering the playoffs, especially after injuries caused him to start the season slowly, and joked that the goal for him and everybody else on tour is to catch money leader Bernhard Langer. The 60-year-old German star, who won this tournament in 2012, is coming off his fifth victory of the season three weeks ago at Pebble Beach, and is seeking his ninth money title in 10 seasons. Langer shot 68 on Saturday and is four shots off the lead. ”A few guys are getting tired and hopefully I can just push on,” Montgomerie said. ”Obviously we’re all trying to catch the German, you know? That’s what we’re doing the last bloody three years, and let’s hope somebody can do it this time, but he’s the standard and all credit to him.” Price made a late move up the leaderboard, with four birdies in the five-hole span of Nos. 13-17. The 50-year-old from Wales, in his first year on the PGA Tour Champions, is trying to secure his card for next year. ”I need some great weeks,” he said. ”I’ve got so far to go, I just need to play well at the end and hope I sneak in.”last_img read more