Drug May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Earlier

April 16, 2012

An experimental drug called florbetaben may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease earlier in some people with memory problems.

Florbetaben is one of several new radioactive agents that tag the amyloid plaque that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Others include Amyvid, approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration.