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Aducanumab’s approval doesn’t change plans for late-stage AD programs

But it does provide a fallback option of accelerated approval if cognitive data are unclear

June 11, 2021 7:18 PM UTC

FDA’s decision to approve aducanumab based on the surrogate marker of β-amyloid reduction won’t change the conduct of several late-stage Alzheimer’s trials. But it does set a precedent of a fallback option should the data on clinical benefit be uncertain.

At least three mAbs targeting β-amyloid expect to read out Phase III data by year-end 2022 with a fourth, donanemab from Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) expected to report in 2023...