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The first new Alzheimer's drug in decades costs $56,000, probably doesn't work, and could stand in the way of better treatments

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The arrival of the first new Alzheimer's drug in two decades should have been a moment of celebration. But so far, the healthcare industry is feeling concerned.
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication called Aduhelm. The drug, made by the biotech company Biogen, is designed to remove a sticky plaque that builds up in the brains of some people with Alzheimer's, which it did in clinical trials. But it isn't clear that using the drug to clear this plaque leads to an improvement in memory and cognition.
"I don't believe that the drug...
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