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Tysabri Still Down, But Not Out

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Tysabri Still Down, But Not Out
Matthew Herper, 08.09.05, 10:50 AM ET

Biogen Idec

After months of waiting, Biogen Idec (nasdaq: BIIB - news - people ) and Elan (nyse: ELN - news - people ) are finally having a good day--but investors should be careful not to be too exuberant about hopes for their beleaguered drug.

The two biotech firms have finished their safety review of Tysabri, the multiple sclerosis drug that ...
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Biogen, Elan sued for allegedly concealing MS drug risks

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Biogen, Elan sued for allegedly concealing MS drug risks

Boston Business Journal

A patient is suing Biogen Idec and Elan Corp. PLC, accusing them of concealing risks of their multiple-sclerosis drug Tysabri before withdrawing it from the market.

Bloomberg News reported that the patient filed a federal court suit in San Francisco claiming both companies knew the ...
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NEJM articles and editorial

Hi Everyone -

Thought I would point out that the New England Journal of Medicine out today has three articles following up on Tysabri and PML along with an editorial. I only get the abstracts and can't really tell what the key points are, but maybe one of you has better access or better insight into what is written.

- Arcee
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Hot off the presses, folks! Here are the preliminary findings from the investigation into the Tysabri incidents.

This first one pertains to the poor woman who died:

Please read this one (above) carefully. MY question from reading this is: Did this woman even ever have MS at all??? Did the autopsy ever find lesions indicative of MS at all? Her neurological examination and symptom(s) presentation is/was almost exactly ...

Lawsuit: Similar Article - A Little More Detail

Here is another Boston Globe press release that just provides a tad bit more detail as to the allegations contained in the lawsuit against Biogen/Elan .

It almost sounds like me talking (a few months ago). How odd, huh? I will highlight.

Please also note below some clarification regarding "informed consent" (i.e. clinical "waivers") that I tried to explain many times in the past (very passionately, I might add), and which I just answered ...
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Biogen sells factory

In today's Times (UK) the following appeared in the business pages:

'Biogen Idec, the US biotech company, sold a new factory to Genentech, a US rival for $408 million (£223 million). It was built to make Tysabri, the multiple sclerosis drug withdrawn amid brain disease fears'.

Perhaps this indicates that Biogen is not confident of the drug returning in the near future.

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FDA - New Drug Protocol

There's a good story on NPR's Morning Edition today about the FDA's procedure for follow up on newly approved drugs. There is a scientific review commitee (convening today) created to evaluate how this method can be improved.

Currently the FDA has 2 methods of follow up in place for fast track drugs:
1) Spontaneous Adverse Reaction Reporting System - almost tota lly ineffective because busy physicians, pharmacists, etc. do not take the initiative to report ...
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Shingles after Tysabri

I developed shingles a couple months after having Tysabri treatments. I understand that a person is more suseptible to developing shingles if they have had drugs that suppress the immune system. I want to know if anyone else has developed shingles after Tysabri or if there might be a link at all. If so I'm wondering if it would be such a good idea to resume Tysabri treatment if it becomes available again.


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Elan AGM Webcast Transcript 2005

Élan AGM Webcast Transcript - May 26, 2005

Opening Remarks:

(Kyran McLachlan): Annual General Meeting of Élan Corporation PLC. And the time is just after 10 o’clock and we can start our proceedings. The articles of the company require that 3 or more persons being holders of at least 1/3 of the issued ordinary shares of the company are present in person or are represented by proxy before a meeting of shareholders can take place. ...
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