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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration can’t escape questions about Aduhelm.

Patrizia Cavazzoni, one of the agency’s highest-ranking drug regulators, set out to testify before Congress Thursday on the intricacies of three looming funding bills crucial to the agency’s operations. But again and again, lawmakers grilled her about Biogen’s controversial Alzhiemer’s drug.


One lawmaker, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), even joined the meeting just to chide Cavazzoni, even though she’s not a member of the subcommittee that held the hearing.

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