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'Not a tolerable situation': Patient groups take aim at CMS over Alzheimer's coverage decision

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Drugmakers and patient advocacy groups are waging a campaign to cast Medicare officials as villains after the program limited coverage of a pricey new Alzheimer's drug and demanded tougher criteria than the FDA to prove it works.
Their goal is to strong arm the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services into covering Aduhelm, the $28,200-per-year drug, for far more people.
The effort comes in response to Medicare's decision to only cover Biogen's new treatment for patients enrolled in ongoing clinical trials, effectively cutting off access to the first new Alzheimer's drug in nearly two...
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