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Drugmakers to share data to speed brain drug research

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[Source: Reuters] - Major drugmakers will share data from their clinical trials for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease in an effort to speed the development of new medicines to treat the brain disorders.

The database, a public/private partnership to be announced on Friday, will give academic and industry researchers worldwide access to information from more than 4,000 patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Bringing the data together, rather than keeping pieces of it within each drug company, will give scientists a larger amount of information on how the diseases progress and how they differ in various patients.

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