Digging through old data to salvage a seemingly failed Alzheimer’s drug paid off big time for Biogen Inc., but at least one of its rivals has no plans to follow suit.
Seven months after clinical trials for a promising Alzheimer’s drug were halted and the treatment was declared a failure, a new analysis suggests it was actually effective, and the company that makes it plans to move forward in securing federal approval.
The grant, to be paid over five years, will help the IU School of Medicine launch a drug discovery center as part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery at Purdue University.
The IU School of Medicine said the grant, its largest-ever National Institutes of Health award, will fund a five-year study of a form of Alzheimer’s disease that affects young people.
While the ultimate outcome remains far from certain, the study is a bright spot—if a tenuous one—in the search for a treatment for Alzheimer’s, where more than 100 experimental drugs have failed.
An independent data-monitoring committee found that the medicine, lanabecestat, was unlikely to meet the goals of the studies, one for early Alzheimer’s and the other for mild dementia related to the disease.
The Food and Drug Administration proposal will create new opportunities for drugmakers after repeated failures from companies including Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.
The study will focus on early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which are about 5 percent of patients.
Alzheimer’s disease is rewriting the rules of drug discovery, with companies like Eli Lilly and others abandoning caution to keep pursuing an elusive hypothesis because the potential payoff is so great.
Merck & Co. on Tuesday announced that it will end a study of its once-promising Alzheimer’s disease drug in patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the condition, just three months after Eli Lilly and Co. announced its own setback in a field that’s been littered with failures.
The Indianapolis-based company, which last month struck out in a late-stage clinical trial for a potential Alzheimer’s drug called solanezumab, announced Friday a collaboration with AstraZeneca to develop another possible treatment for the mind-robbing disease.
Eli Lilly and Co. plans to lay off hundreds of U.S. sales representatives in coming months, following the disappointing failure of an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease announced last week.
Eli Lilly and Co. employees knew the Alzheimer's treatment solanezumab was not a sure bet. But that didn’t make the pain any less acute after the company announced the drug had failed to demonstrate effectiveness during a 2,100-patient Phase 3 clinical trial.
Investors pummeled Eli Lilly and Co.’s stock Wednesday on the news that its experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease failed to help patients, but a chorus of pharmaceutical analysts say they weren’t shocked by the setback.
The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Alzheimer's Disease Precision Models Center, a joint project of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
Shares in Eli Lilly and Co. fell Tuesday on concerns surrounding the potential approval of a drug designed to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.
Preferred Population Health Management is trying to get hospital systems, health insurers and area agencies on aging to use a set of tools and techniques to help dementia patients and their families—tools that were developed by the medical staff at Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
Dr. Malaz Boustani leads a 26-person team at Eskenazi Health that is showing the group's approach to health care can improve the mental health of both dementia patients and their care givers.
New data released Wednesday morning suggest that Eli Lilly and Co.’s Alzheimer’s drug has a modest but lasting impact on the memory-sapping disease. But analysts worry the impact is too small to be meaningful.