FDA approves monoclonal antibody aducanumab for treating Alzheimer’s patients

Today’s FDA approval of the monoclonal antibody Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease reflects years of significant advances in Alzheimer’s research. This is the first new Alzheimer’s drug approved in 17 years and the first shown to modify the course of the disease, which FDA believes will lead to slowing of patients’ cognitive decline.