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At least half a dozen private health insurers in some of the nation’s largest states are balking at covering the Biogen (BIIB) Alzheimer’s drug, saying it is an experimental and unproven treatment despite being approved by regulators one month ago, The Boston Globe reports. Six affiliates of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Florida, New York, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania say in newly adopted policies they will not cover Aduhelm, because they consider it “investigational” or “experimental” or because “a clinical benefit has not been established.”

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