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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 students protest Sasse’s presidency, make demands

“We won’t back down!” chanted protesters in front of Ben Sasse’s office on his first day. Students joined University of Florida faculty members outside Tigert Hall on Monday to demand the university administration commit to a series of initiatives including raises for staff, graduate assistants and all UF-affiliated workers. Demonstrators …

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