The controversial approval of an Alzheimer’s drug reignites the battle over the underlying cause of the disease

is an article about Alzheimer’s and the amyloidhypothesis , a theory which seeks to explain the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s [Fx8] . It was written in the context of the FDA’s controversial [FxB] decision to approve Aducanumab, a new, experimental drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. It was written by Laurie McGinley and published by The Washington Post on July 5th, 2021.

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astringoffailures . Years of testing drugs that target amyloid buildup have not yielded significant returns, and may be squeezing out other more promising approaches [Ix4] .

Medicare’sfinances . Aducanumab is an incredibly expensive treatment, and could undermine an already highly weakened Medicare system.

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Washington Post . n.d. “The Controversial Approval of an Alzheimer’s Drug Reignites the Battle over the Underlying Cause of the Disease.” .

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