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An investigational Alzheimer’s disease treatment from Biogen and Eisai slowed the rate of cognitive decline by 27% in a clinical trial, meeting the goals of a closely tracked study and strengthening the case for regulatory approval as early as January, STAT reports. The positive result is welcome news for the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s and a big win for Eisai and Biogen, giving the companies a potential blockbuster product in the intravenous medicine, called lecanemab. For Biogen, which presided over the disastrous rollout of the Aduhelm treatment of Alzheimer’s, the potential approval of lecanemab presents a rare second chance at a multibillion-dollar market.

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