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Drugmakers’ new Alzheimer’s drug slows mental decline in trials

Posted On: Sep. 29, 2022 10:02 AM CST

An experimental drug from Eisai Co. Ltd. and Biogen Inc. significantly slowed the decline of people with Alzheimer’s disease in a large Phase 3 clinical trial, a surprise finding that could revitalize a research field accustomed to disappointing study results, Healthcare Dive reports. Eisai and Biogen’s lecanemab works by blocking a form of a protein known as amyloid, accumulations of which in the brain have been linked to the characteristic loss of memory, orientation and function in Alzheimer’s.