CHICAGO, January 19, 2023
— The Alzheimer’s Association
appreciates the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) methodical process in reviewing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA’s determination that additional data is required to reach a decision on accelerated approval of donanemab (Lilly
) demonstrates the rigorous approach the agency takes in reviewing individual treatments.
The donanemab Phase 2 Alzheimer’s trial
showed significant slowing of decline on a measure of memory, thinking and daily function in people living with early Alzheimer’s, compared to placebo.
On behalf of our constituents, we look forward to the Phase 3 trial topline data read-out expected later this year, and the outcome of ongoing discussions between the company and the FDA.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.