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FDA gives new Biogen Alzheimer's treatment priority status

An Alzheimer’s treatment developed by Biogen and a partner has been granted priority status by the FDA, giving it an accelerated approval process.

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The FDA has granted US-based Biogen and Japanese firm Eisai priority status for another Alzheimer’s treatment, lecanemab.

That has rubbed off on Eisai’s share price, which increased by 6.9% to JPY 6226 on the Tokyo exchange.

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