A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP
A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP
Medicine

US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly two decades

  • Aduhelm is the first medicine to address cognitive decline linked to the condition, though some experts say there is insufficient evidence of its benefits
  • The last Alzheimer’s drug was approved in 2003, and all previous medicines have targeted symptoms associated with the disease, not its underlying cause

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A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP
A researcher works on the development of an Alzheimer’s medication in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2019. Photo: Biogen via AP
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