The drug does not work – Roche has another Alzheimer’s flop – News




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  • Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has to deal with another research setback with a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The experimental drug gantenerumab failed to slow cognitive and functional decline in patients with early-stage disease.
  • As a result, the main objectives were not met.

It is true that the memory and orientation skills of the treated persons deteriorated less than without treatment. However, the results are not significant enough compared to placebo. This is announced by the Basel pharmaceutical company, which has been intensively researching in the field for a long time.

This is not the first failure

Roche will present the results of the study at a conference in late November. The latest study results are not the pharmaceutical company’s first setback in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Another Roche drug previously showed too little effect in a study.

Despite the setbacks to date, Roche will continue to fight Alzheimer’s disease, the group confirmed in its announcement today. In general, the pharmaceutical industry is under pressure when it comes to this topic: Because the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is increasing worldwide. According to estimates, around 55 million people are already affected by this disease.


SRF News 4, November 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m.;



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