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January 16, 2013
05:23 EDTBIIB, ELNBiogen Idec, Elan submit applications for first-line use of Tysabri
Biogen Idec (BIIB) and Elan Corporation (ELN) announced that they have submitted applications to the FDA and European Medicines Agency, or EMA, requesting updates to the Tysabri labels. The applications request an expanded indication that would include first-line use for people living with certain relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, or MS, who have tested negative for antibodies to the JC virus, or JCV. A formal assessment of both applications is ongoing. These submissions are supported by risk stratification data and a risk algorithm that enables physicians and individuals living with MS to make informed decisions when considering treatment with Tysabri. If approved, a first-line label will allow all appropriate anti-JCV antibody negative patients to consider Tysabri early in the course of treatment, regardless of the level of disease activity or prior treatment history. Tysabri is a highly efficacious treatment that has been shown to slow disability progression by 42%-54% and reduce annualized relapse rates by 68%.
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August 27, 2014
09:08 EDTBIIBNektar could see $100M in revenue from Baxter drug, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital believes that Baxter's (BAX) BAX-855 drug delivered compelling Phase III data, and the firm expects the drug to compete effectively against Biogen's (BIIB) Eloctate. Roth expects BAX-855 to launch in 1Q16 and believes it could generate up to $100M in annual revenue for Nektar. The firm keeps a $21 price target and Buy rating on Nektar.
08:21 EDTBIIBNICE recommends Tecfidera for multiple sclerosis
Dimethyl fumarate is recommended as a possible treatment for people with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that isn't highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence stated in guidance posted to its website. Reference Link
August 26, 2014
11:21 EDTBIIBBiogen added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank
August 22, 2014
12:39 EDTBIIBThese five companies will benefit from increased ALS awareness, MarketWatch says
A recent surge in funding for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, caused by the Ice Bucket challenge that is widespread on social media outlets, will benefit five pharmaceutical companies that are involved in the development of a cure for ALS, according to MarketWatch. The companies that are or have been involved in developing a treatment for ALS include Biogen Idec (BIIB), Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), Sanofi (SNY), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), MarketWatch added. Reference Link

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