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(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MADRID, July 20 -- An investigational transdermal patch to deliver an Alzheimer's drug appears to be as effective as currently marketed Exelon (rivastigmine) capsules and eases compliance worries, researchers said here.

"The rivastigmine patch provides similar efficacy to the highest capsule doses, and was superior to placebo," said Bengt Winblad, MD, of Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reported at the at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders here.

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