Why We May Never Know Whether the $56,000-a-Year Alzheimer’s Drug Actually Works

(By Elisabeth Rosenthal for Kaiser Health News)

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval in June of a drug purporting to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease was widely celebrated, but it also touched off alarms. There were worries in the scientific community about the drug’s mixed results in studies — the FDA’s own expert advisory panel was nearly unanimous in opposing its approval. And the annual $56,000 price tag of the infusion drug, Aduhelm, was decried for potentially adding costs in the tens of billions of dollars to Medicare and Medicaid.  Continue reading the article here…

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