CHICAGO, June 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the global nonprofit leader in Alzheimer’s research and science we have extensively reviewed the clinical trial data for Aduhelm™ (aducanumab). Based on the trial data, the treatment demonstrated an efficacious result which has also been confirmed by leading scientists in the Alzheimer’s and dementia scientific community and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alzheimer’s Association’s research experts and advisors are deeply familiar with the basic and regulatory science that led to the FDA’s decision. They were right to approve this treatment.
Additionally, the FDA appropriately took into account the vast unmet need of the Alzheimer’s community. Aduhelm is certainly not a cure, but at long last it provides many with Alzheimer’s disease and their families an effective treatment. The confirmatory trial should begin promptly.
Our focus has and will continue to be access to this treatment for all likely to benefit. Approval is the fundamental first step to access. The first drug in a category invigorates the field, increases investments in new treatments and encourages greater innovation.
Following approval, the manufacturer, Biogen, announced their intention to price Aduhelm at $56,000 per year. This price is simply unacceptable. For many, this price will pose an insurmountable barrier