Test of new Alzheimer’s drug excites authorities

March 22, 2015 9:04 AM

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An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s illness sharply slowed the decline in mental function in a modest clinical trial, researchers reported on Friday, reviving hopes for an method to therapy that until now has skilled repeated failures.

The drug, getting created by Biogen Idec, could realize sales of billions of dollars a year if the outcomes from the compact trial are replicated in larger trials that Biogen mentioned it hopes to begin this year.

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