Questions Linger After CTAD For Biogen's Aducanumab, But Trading Opportunities Exist

About: Biogen Inc. (BIIB)
by: The Non-Consensus
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The Non-Consensus
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On Thursday, Biogen presented additional aducanumab data at CTAD that answered some questions, and raised others.

Bulls believe the totality of the data, including the first positive pivotal trial in Alzheimer’s, is supportive of approval.

Bears believe the data is too confounding to receive approval.

Potential considerations beyond the stats could also potentially shift the odds of approval in Biogen’s favor.

Drug approval could add over $10B in gross revenue, but investors should consider the potential for a more narrow label.

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