STAT+: ‘We were right all along:' For Japanese drugmaker Eisai, success against Alzheimer's has been a long time coming
12 days ago - By STAT
NUTLEY, N.J. - A once-in-a-generation medicine was built on more than two decades of regret.
In 1997, Eisai launched Aricept, a revolutionary treatment for the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, invented and developed by the company's scientists in Japan. The arrival of the drug was a galvanizing moment for Eisai - a blockbuster product for a company on the rise and the first of what was expected to be a string of medicines to slow or even reverse the effects of the disease. Continue to STAT+ to read the full story...
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