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Title    FDA Approves New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
Date    Wednesday June 09, @06:41PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the did.you.take.the.pill.or.not? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/09/1239206

looorg writes:

The FDA has approved a new drug for Alzheimer's disease, while not a cure it is supposed to slow the decline. Even though data is not entirely positive or straight forward in its interpretation or that it will actually even work as thought.

But if you have it then you are probably desperate enough to try almost anything that claims to work, until you get to the price tag of $56,000 per year. That will probably make it out of reach for most people, it's doubtful if any insurance will cover something like this. Perhaps you can just forget to pay the bill, they might understand due to your condition.

Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos [...][said] he thought the drug's price was "fair" but also vowed that the company would not hike its price for four years.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/07/fda-approves-biogens-alzheimers-drug-the-first-new-therapy-for-the-disease-in-nearly-two-decades.html

Previously:
In Surprise Turnaround, Biogen to Submit Previously Failed Alzheimer Drug for Approval
Disputed Alzheimer's Study Links Decrease in Amyloid Levels to Reduction in Cognitive Decline
Positive Result in Mice as Alzheimer's Drug Trials Fail and Regulatory Barriers Are Rolled Back


Original Submission

Links

  1. "looorg" - https://soylentnews.org/~looorg/
  2. "In Surprise Turnaround, Biogen to Submit Previously Failed Alzheimer Drug for Approval" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/10/22/2252241
  3. "Disputed Alzheimer's Study Links Decrease in Amyloid Levels to Reduction in Cognitive Decline" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/31/0937235
  4. "Positive Result in Mice as Alzheimer's Drug Trials Fail and Regulatory Barriers Are Rolled Back" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/02/16/164237
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49179

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