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Drugmaker Announces Promising Results of Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

Drugmaker Announces , Promising Results of Potential , Alzheimer's Treatment. On September 28, shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer's disease skyrocketed after Japan's Eisai Co. announced promising late-stage study results. 'Time' reports that the company said its potential treatment appeared to slow the progress of the fatal disease. On September 27, Eisai announced the results of a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer's. According to the drugmaker, early results show that the treatment reduced patients' decline by 27% over 18 months. Eisai Co. also announced plans to discuss the trial's full results at a conference in November. 'Time' reports that the company plans to publish the findings in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Meanwhile, the company has already sought accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 'Time' reports that the regulatory agency is expected to make a decision by early 2023. The Alzheimer's Association released a statement calling the study's findings the most encouraging to date for potential treatments. Following the announcement, shares of Biogen Inc. jumped over 50% in premarket trading to top $300
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