Aducanumab trials to be discontinued for Alzheimer’s disease

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Biogen (MA, USA) and Eisai (Tokyo, Japan) have announced the decision to discontinue the global Phase III trials, ENGAGE and EMERGE, of aducanumab for people with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease and mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia. The decision to stop the trials has been reported to be based on results of a futility analysis conducted by an independent data monitoring committee, which indicated that the trials were unlikely to meet their primary endpoint upon completion. The recommendation to stop the studies was not based on safety concerns. “The disappointing news confirms the complexity of treating Alzheimer’s disease and...

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