Tag: Brain

How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

The idea of accelerated approval came up briefly toward the end, raised by Dr. Rick Pazdur, head of F.D.A.’s oncology center, who was not a council member. It was not discussed in detail, but after the meeting, given the council’s rejection of standard approval, accelerated approval appeared to be the

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak

For years, Pancho communicated by spelling out words on a computer using a pointer attached to a baseball cap, an arduous method that allowed him to type about five correct words per minute. “I had to bend/lean my head forward, down, and poke a key letter one-by-one to write,” he

Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.

Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration is on the verge of announcing one of its most contentious decisions in years: the fate of an Alzheimer’s drug that could be the first treatment approved after nearly two decades of failed efforts to find ways to curb the debilitating disease. On Monday, the

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