THE CONVERSATION — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the medication lecanemab, sold under the brand name Leqembi, on Jan. 6, 2023, through an "accelerated approval pathway" that fast-tracks promising clinical treatments for diseases in which there are no other currently effective options.

The Conversation asked James E. Galvin, a neurologist from the University of Miami School of Medicine who specializes in the study of Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia, to explain the drug's clinical potential to help ease the suffering of the roughly 6.5 million Americans who live with Alzheimer's.

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