Lundbeck parks Alzheimer's drug hope as there is no evidence it works

Pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck still sees opportunities to treat Alzheimer’s, but believes patience is a virtue. ”Jumping blindly into this area without any clear evidence is really not good for business,” says Head of R&D Johan Luthman.

Johan Luthman, head of research and development at Lundbeck | Photo: PR / Lundbeck

Pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck is hoping to avoid the costly blunders of the past, and has therefore halted one of its drug hopes meant to treat the feared brain condition known as Alzheimer’s disease. At least for the time being.

”We’ve parked Lu AF97908 because we don’t have a single piece of evidence in the world that such an antibody works,” says Johan Luthman, head of research and development at Lundbeck.

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