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Eli Lilly under pressure as Alzheimer's application delayed

The treatment has hit a stumbling block related to Medicare coverage.

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Shares in Eli Lilly dropped by 1.7 percent in value on Thursday, after the leadership team at the US-based pharmaceutical company revealed that their plans to apply for marketing authorization for its Alzheimer’s treatment have been delayed.

According to Bloomberg News, this is because Biogen is struggling to get Medicare coverage for its Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm.

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