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Biogen and its Japanese partner Eisai announced Monday evening the start of an application process that will seek a fast U.S. approval for an experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s disease — based on the same relaxed standard used last June to win a highly contested approval for Aduhelm.

The two companies said a “rolling submission” to the Food and Drug Administration for the Alzheimer’s drug called lecanemab has been initiated and will likely be completed in the next several months.

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