Doctors advise against off-label use of new Alzheimer’s medicine for cerebral amyloid angiopathy

A novel therapy recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients with Alzheimer’s disease amid considerable controversy should not be prescribed by physicians off-label for cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), a similar cerebrovascular condition, according to Steven Greenberg, MD, PhD, director of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and president of the International Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Association (ICAAA).