Costly Alzheimer’s treatment is spreading around the world, with virtually no science to back it up

Stat News, June 1, 2022: Thousands of patients have undergone a type of “shockwave therapy” called transcranial pulse stimulation (TPS) for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. The Neurolith device costs patients thousands of dollars but isn’t proven to work. It is not FDA approved for use in the U.S. but Boris Kawliche, a Florida psychiatrist, has been offering TPS at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry clinic since November. Snake oil or treatment?

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Covid Booster Costs Spur Calls to Shift From Free Jabs for All

Bloomberg Law, April 11, 2022. The U.S. Covid-19 vaccine funding may have to shift from a model of free shots for all to one in which the government only subsidizes boosters for targeted populations, public health analysts say. Annual Covid-19 boosters for all Americans , would cost billions of dollars each year .“Given the much greater expense of Covid boosters compared to flu shots and the time needed to revise and manufacture Covid vaccines, we need to hope we won’t need annual shots,” said Diana Zuckerman, founder and president of the National Center for Health Research.

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