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Datamonitor Healthcare CNS Disease Analysis: Alzheimer's Disease

September 12, 2022

The landmark, yet controversial, accelerated approval of Biogen and Eisai’s anti-amyloid antibody Aduhelm came despite Phase III clinical trial data resulting in one positive and one negative study. In its release of this groundbreaking news, the FDA acknowledged there is some uncertainty around the data, but reiterated that the treatment is the first to show a benefit in amyloid plaque reduction, thus targeting the underlying disease pathology rather than masking symptoms. The EU has declined to follow the FDA in approving Aduhelm, while Japanese authorities have requested more data. 

Symptomatic treatments largely consist of four well-established products. The acetylcholinesterase class of drugs will continue to dominate the treatment of mild Alzheimer’s disease, while NMDA receptor antagonist memantine is used primarily as an add-on or second-line therapy in more severe disease stages. 

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Indications Covered: Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
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