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Medicare’s Unprecedented Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

January 20, 2022

Medicare’s Unprecedented Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

Last week, Medicare took an unprecedented step to restrict patients’ access to the first new Alzheimer’s disease treatment in nearly 20 years. We talk with a doctor, a patient and a former federal official about this unusual move and its wide-ranging implications.

Guests:

Jay Reinstein, Alzheimer’s disease patient and advocate

Sharon Sha, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University

Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Senior Fellow, Tufts Center for Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, former FDA advisor and former CMS official

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