Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Patient Has Died; “the drug probably caused the woman’s death” Says Biotech Analyst

| | nbspBy B.N. Frank

It was just a few months ago when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that

  1. May not be effective
  2. Will contribute an increase in Medicare premiums

It is now being reported that a clinical trial patient taking the drug has died.

From Newser:

Death Raises New Concern Over Alzheimer’s Drug

Critics say Aduhelm approval was rushed

(Newser) – Aduhelm, the Alzheimer’s drug approved this summer in a process that led some FDA advisers to quit, is the subject of new controversy. A 75-year-old woman in Canada participating in a clinical trial died in September after going to the hospital for a seizure, the New York Times reports. The FDA is investigating her case. Biogen, which developed Aduhelm, said in a statement that the cause of that patient’s death is still unknown, and they are investigating, too. The hospital where the woman died diagnosed her with brain swelling, a side effect noted in a new study in JAMA Neurology.

The study showed approximately 40% of patients experienced amyloid-related imaging abnormalities—ARIA—which means they had some swelling or small hemorrhages, and most of the affected patients experienced symptoms such as headache, confusion, or nausea. The bleeding turned up in 19% of patients, per Bloomberg. A biotech analyst with a medical degree who works for an investment bank sent a report to his clients saying the drug probably caused the woman’s death. Biogen said the report, from Brian Abrahams at RBC Capital Markets, “only provides a partial view of the case.”

There’s an FDA warning on the drug’s label regarding these side effects. But what the labeling doesn’t mention is that people with a history of problems with their heart, liver, or kidney, or are taking blood thinners, were excluded from the trial. Dr. Sam Gandy of Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health said he’s worried that “things may look worse in the real world than they did under these very controlled conditions.” (Read more Aduhelm stories.)

Activist Post reports regularly about the FDA and unsafe products.  For more information, visit our archives.

Image: Pixabay

Become a Patron!
Or support us at SubscribeStar
Donate cryptocurrency HERE

Subscribe to Activist Post for truth, peace, and freedom news. Follow us on Telegram, HIVE, Flote, Minds, MeWe, Twitter, Gab and What Really Happened.

Provide, Protect and Profit from what’s coming! Get a free issue of Counter Markets today.

Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Patient Has Died; “the drug probably caused the woman’s death” Says Biotech Analyst

Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Activist Post

This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.

A better search engine:
Another search engine:
Visit our forum at
Visit our store at

Follow us: