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Science Article

February 3, 2005

From basic discovery to breakthrough drug

'Determination and persistence' carries a controversial theory to development of drug that prevents inflammation, reduces MS relapse


There are few more satisfying experiences for scientists than to see their work benefit others. For Dr. Elizabeth Wayner, that gratification came last fall, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for a breakthrough drug to treat multiple sclerosis that is based ...
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be proactive - don' t wait for Biogen, they're swamped


After waiting almost 2 months for Biogen to get something set up, I took matters into my own hands.

1. 9 a.m. Called Blue Cross insurance - they said they'd cover it if the doctor would fax in info supporting the need for Tysabri. They also indicated that the infusion center (only one in the phone book) was in-network.
2. called the infusion center who said to have the doctor fax in the prescription ...
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$100 phone survey for Tysabri

Schlesinger Associates is doing a phone survey on Tysabri right now through Feb 16. They're paying anyone that's had at least one infusion $100 for 45 minutes. Sharon 866-861-0395 xt 201 - they're having a hard time getting people for the survey. Eastern standard time.... so I'm assuming they'll want the calls before 5?

Full disclosure, Sharon said they'd pay me a finders fee but they have none of my information except my phone/name so ...
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Anyone else's neuro billing $4K per infusion?! my best friend, just heard from her dr's office today, and they are telling her that the tysabri treatments are $4000.00 a month, now what is going on with that?..... (from Peggy, who's trying to help her friend)

I also posted a message on the Cost thread about getting the same "revised" price of $4,000.00 from my neuro's office. $4K per infusion sounds crazy (is crazy), but it is not a mistake, believe ...
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Philadelphia Tysabri Conf.

On January 27, there was a teleconference that originated from Philadelphia. It was called "A New Era in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis." It was networked to 24 other cities where other experts in the treatment of MS could listen in. The medical panel was paid for by Biogen/IDEC and the main topic was Tysabri. I certainly didn't participate in this 1 1/2 hour conference but an associate of mine did.

The lead doc went ...
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Biogen Idec Presentation at Piper Jaffray Conference

Biogen Idec Presentation at Piper Jaffray Investor Conference, January 26, 2005

Mark Kowalski, Piper Jaffray Senior Biotech analyst: … Speaking today for Biogen Idec is Gunther Winkler, Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives. Biogen is one of our top picks for 2005 based on our expectations for a strong Tysabri launch and quick adoption in the MS market. So, Gunther?
Gunther Winker: … Tysabri, the up and coming MS treatment, it has ...
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What exactly is an infusion?

Is this an IV drip? Can someone describe it?

Many thanks! :oops:
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Is this available in Canada??

I am wondering if this is available in Canada as of yet? I know that it was approved in the states...
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Tysabri - Covered Under Which Insurance

Does anyone know if Tysabri is covered by your medical insurance or your prescription coverage?
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My neuro has MS, This is a 3 minute video when he was dx'ed

Hi, I had posted in the introduction but though you would all like to know that my neuro has started Tysabri and has had 2 doses. Both doses for him yeilded NO side effects. He used to be on Avonex but now he is just on TYSABRI. Here is the web-site for this very encouraging 3 minute video. ... /17356.htm

then click on "Physician heal thyself. A Doctor's ...
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