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Adumbrations Of Aducanumab

Don’t let the big words scare you off. This is an insightful analysis of the FDA’s recent approval of a new Alzheimers drug from Scott Alexander. Conclusion: unbundle the FDA! | learn more

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The first new Alzheimer’s drug since 2003 approved by FDA.

The approval came despite the advisory committee’s near-unanimous vote against it. “The ap­proval, how­ev­er, will do lit­tle to quell crit­i­cisms from the swath of Alzheimer’s re­searchers, bio­sta­tis­ti­cians, and clin­i­cians who have ar­gued that Bio­gen cher­ry-picked da­ta and failed to show […]

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Understanding biotech investing

“As with startups, biotech companies have high failure rates: 90% of clinical programs fail to receive FDA approval, while 92% of biotech companies are unprofitable at any given time.” | learn more

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Frequent, fast and cheap is better than sensitive

Regarding Covid-19 tests: “A number of firms have developed cheap, paper-strip tests for coronavirus that report results at-home in about 15 minutes but they have yet to be approved for use by the FDA because the FDA appears to be […]