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An experimental Alzheimer’s drug made by Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, they said on Tuesday, potentially a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs.

The lawsuit accused Biogen of directing millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors to prescribe its MS drugs Avonex, Tysabri and Tecfidera from 2009 to 2014, with kickbacks delivered in the form of “sham” consulting deals and speaker programs as well as lavish dinners and entertainment.

Longer-term use and early initiation of Biogen Inc.’s experimental treatment for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was effective in slowing disease progression, according to a new analysis by the company published on Wednesday.

Biogen announced that its mid-stage monoclonal antibody, litifilimab, is showing promise in reducing joint pain related to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) lupus.

While the economy expands and contracts, the biopharma industry follows, and many life science companies are announcing both layoffs and expansions.

Digital therapeutics are transitioning from curiosities to valuable additions to the pharmaceutical armamentarium, but they’re still not common in mainstream medicine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review Biogen Inc.’s experimental treatment for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), after the therapy failed a late-stage study but showed promise in some patients.

The whistleblower claim was brought by former employee Michael Bawduniak, who accused the company of paying off doctors to favor its multiple sclerosis drugs over those of its competitors. The trial for this case was scheduled to begin July 26.

Biogen Inc. on Wednesday tried to assuage investor worries by laying out a plan for its Alzheimer’s disease drug being developed with Eisai Co. Ltd. and promising to draw lessons from the setbacks to its treatment Aduhelm.

The agency will expedite its review of Eisai Co Ltd’s (4523.T) and Biogen Inc’s (BIIB.O) experimental Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab, with a decision due by Jan 6, 2023, the companies said on Tuesday.