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Alzheimer's Drug Shows Greatest Benefit Yet


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In a May 3 press release, Eli Lilly announced encouraging results from its latest study of its Alzheimer’s drug candidate, donanemab. In the Phase 3 study, which included more than 1,000 people with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, people receiving donanemab experienced 35% slower cognitive decline, as measured on cognitive tests, than people receiving placebo. In addition, those getting the drug showed 40% less decline in the ability to perform daily activities such as driving, managing their finances, and holding conversations. That’s an important metric for patients and their caregivers, as it can help more people live as independently as possible for as long as possible as the disease progresses.

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