'Smooth and very much on track': Eisai reports first shipments of Leqembi
Eisai and Biogen began shipping out doses of their newly approved Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi ahead of schedule last month, according to Eisai’s US chairman and CEO Ivan Cheung.
If all goes according to plan, the chief executive hopes to achieve full approval and expand access to Leqembi later this year, he said on the company’s recent quarterly call with investors.
Leqembi won an accelerated approval back in January for use in patients with mild cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s who have confirmed presence of amyloid beta pathology prior to treatment. It’s a second chance in Alzheimer’s for Eisai and Biogen, whose controversial predecessor Aduhelm suffered a commercial flop following its accelerated approval in 2021.
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