New drug for Alzheimer’s – level 2

14-06-2021 15:00

The company Biogen made a drug for Alzheimer’s disease, which is the first drug which could possibly help people who suffer from the disease. It is also the first new drug in 18 years.

Some people were excited while others said that more tests were needed to prove the drug was safe.

The cost of the drug is $56,000 per year for one person, which could make $1 billion for Biogen in 2022. The hope is that there will be more drugs like this which will bring down the cost and that researchers find other cheaper treatments.

Difficult words: suffer from (to have problems because of something), prove (to show that something is true), bring down (to make smaller), treatment (a medication, drug, or therapy which helps with an illness),

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