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Aduhelm Approval Firestorm Raises Question: What Are US FDA Advisory Committees For, Anyway?

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After three panel members resign over agency’s approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease drug, the ‘billion-dollar question’ is why FDA provided so little information to justify use of beta amyloid as a surrogate endpoint, one panelist asserts, especially since the agency expressly disavowed the pathway during the advisory committee meeting.

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