STAT+: Pharmalittle: More top hospitals aren’t offering Biogen Alzheimer’s drug; Pfizer may lower Covid pill price in poor countries until supplies rise

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The organization that negotiates supply contracts on behalf of more than 95% of the nation’s academic hospitals estimates its members are ordering just one to five vials of the controversial Biogen (BIIB) Alzheimer’s medicine each day, STAT reports. And another 15 university-affiliated hospitals are not offering the drug, including Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Michigan. The disinterest in the drug is yet another blow to an already-catastrophic commercial rollout for the medicine, which the company had hoped would be a blockbuster product for the estimated 5.8 million Americans with Alzheimer’s.

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