Monday, Jul 15th

Last update06:36:26 AM GMT

You are here News Health FDA approves a new Alzheimer's drug. What to know about Eli Lilly's Kisunla

FDA approves a new Alzheimer's drug. What to know about Eli Lilly's Kisunla

E-mail Print PDF

KisunlaThe Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the experimental Alzheimer's drug donanemab, which slowed the early stages of the fatal mind-robbing disease in studies.

The approval comes less than a month after an FDA advisory committee endorsed Eli Lilly's drug, despite questions from advisory committee members about the potential side effects of the drug. The drug is an antibody that removes beta-amyloid that accumulates in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Eli Lilly said donanemab will be marketed under the brand name Kisunla as a monthly injection, which will be administered via IV infusion. The Alzheimer's treatment will be available for adults with early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, which includes mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia. Patients will be tested for amyloid before starting the medication.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Second gentleman Emhoff tests positive for COVID

First Gentleman tests p0sitive Second gentleman Doug Emhoff tested positive for COVD-19, the vice president’s office announced Sunday. His office said...

In just a few years, half of all states passed bans on trans health care for kids

Save trans kids Transgender people under 18 face laws that bar them from accessing gender-affirming health care in 25...

COVID-19 variant KP.3 remains dominant in US, rises to 36.9% of cases: See latest CDC data

KP.3 COVID variantThe KP.3 COVID-19 variant is continuing to lead as the dominant variant, the newest Centers for...

A new way to prevent HIV delivers dramatic results in trial

Patient in AIDS hospital For over a decade, taking a pill like Truvada every day has been the standard of...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!