New drug for Alzheimer’s – level 1

14-06-2021 15:00

The company Biogen makes a new drug. The drug is for Alzheimer’s disease. It helps stop the things in the body which start the disease. The US government says that it is OK to give this drug to people.

Over 600 million people in the US have Alzheimer’s disease. Some people are happy about this drug. Other people say that scientists need to study the drug more. They need to know if it is safe.

The price of the drug is $56,000 per year for one person. Biogen can make a lot of money. People hope that scientists can make more drugs like this drug. Competition can make the price go down.

Difficult words: drug (a medication), Alzheimer’s disease (a disease which makes your brain change and work not as well), like (similar to), competition (when there are more things which you can buy which makes prices smaller).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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