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It’s a New Day in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s — Aducanumab Approved

It’s a New Day in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s — Aducanumab Approved
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of aducanumab (AduhelmTM) from Biogen — the first drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease — is a milestone in the treatment of the disease and a beginning of a completely new future for Alzheimer’s treatments. This treatment, while not a cure, is pivotal and current progress in science is significant. We expect this will be the first of a number of treatments to come.

A new type of Alzheimer’s treatment, aducanumab addresses the disease in a way that has never been done before. This therapy slows progression of the disease, rather than only addressing symptoms.

“On behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association welcomes and celebrates the historic FDA approval of aducanumab," said Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. "This approval is a victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families."

The fight to end Alzheimer’s is as urgent as ever. As the leader in ending Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association won’t stop fighting until a day without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia becomes a reality with effective treatment options for diverse populations living in all stages of Alzheimer’s.

Better Health Outcomes Through Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment

Early detection in Alzheimer’s disease is important now more than ever with a treatment available. Early diagnosis has long demonstrated better health outcomes for individuals and their caregivers. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory changes, the Alzheimer’s Association strongly encourages speaking with a health care provider for a thorough evaluation, diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.

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