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In a shocking reversal, Biogen (BIIB) plans to resurrect an Alzheimer’s drug the company previously said had failed and will ask the Food and Drug Administration for approval, STAT reports. A “new analysis of larger dataset” showed the drug, aducanumab, reduced clinical decline in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease on multiple measures of effectiveness. That directly contradicts a decision in March to halt studies based on the recommendations of an independent monitoring board that was charged with protecting patients in the study.

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