Dementia professor on new Biogen approval: The first small step towards new developments

Biogen's Aduhelm is the first new Alzheimer's drug approved for nearly twenty years, and this pleases Professor of Clinical Neurology Gunhild Waldemar.

Professor of Clinical Neurology at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Gunhild Waldemar | Photo: Tomas Bertelsen / Nationalt Videnscenter for Demens / PR

The official approval of a drug rarely resonates outside the circle of medical professionals and patients who stand to benefit from the new treatment. However, US biotech company Biogen has garnered attention due to its new drug, which was approved on Monday.

Its treatment aducanumab, which will now be known as Aduhelm, is the first new approved treatment for Alzheimer's disease for almost twenty years.

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