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Medical community hopeful following FDA’s accelerated approval for Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Members of the Gainesville medical community said they are encouraged by the accelerated approval recently granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Lecanemab, an Alzheimer’s disease treatment sold under the brand name Leqembi. The decision creates a pathway that allows for provisional approval of drugs that treat serious illnesses for which other treatments are not available or functional.

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UF clinic provides treatment for long COVID symptoms

When 22-year-old Callen Camp got COVID in August 2021, she said it was the sickest she’s ever been.  By the time the University of Florida English senior was able to return to class, she said her brain was “muddy and slow.” Camp is among the nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults who develop long COVID after experiencing COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The UF Health COVID Restore Clinic treats the common symptoms of long COVID.

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