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Avonex is a form of a protein called beta interferon that occurs naturally in the body. It is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. It will not cure your MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. MS is a life-long disease that affects your nervous system by destroying the protective covering (myelin) that surrounds your nerve fibers.
Biogen Idec's revenue increases 51% to $2.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Biogen Idec's revenue increases 51% to $2.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Biogen Idec Inc. today reported first quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $2.1 billion, a 51% increase compared to the first quarter of 2013. [More]
Biogen Idec, UCB sign agreements to commercialize treatment of MS and hemophilia in Asia

Biogen Idec, UCB sign agreements to commercialize treatment of MS and hemophilia in Asia

Biogen Idec and UCB announced today that they have signed exclusive agreements granting UCB the right to commercialize Biogen Idec products in South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan, and both develop and commercialize products in China. [More]
LA BioMed receives grant to study role of serum Vitamin A in people with multiple sclerosis

LA BioMed receives grant to study role of serum Vitamin A in people with multiple sclerosis

Some 2.5 million people around the world have multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially debilitating disease in which the body's immune system destroys the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerves. [More]
Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Injectable Generic and Biosimilar Drugs - Potential Opportunities for Developers 2013 [More]
New data show positive results from Phase 4 study of Avonex Pen for treatment of RRMS patients

New data show positive results from Phase 4 study of Avonex Pen for treatment of RRMS patients

New data presented at the 6th Pan Asian Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, show positive preliminary results from PERSIST, a 12-month, Phase 4 clinical study of once weekly Avonex Pen for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. [More]
Biogen Idec Q3 total revenues increase 32% to $1.8 billion

Biogen Idec Q3 total revenues increase 32% to $1.8 billion

Biogen Idec Inc. today reported third quarter 2013 total revenues of $1.8 billion, an increase of 32% over the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2013 were $2.35, an increase of 23% over the third quarter of 2012. [More]
Biogen acquires TYSABRI stake from Elan

Biogen acquires TYSABRI stake from Elan

Biogen Idec today announced it has completed its purchase of Elan Corporation's interest in TYSABRI (natalizumab) and has gained full strategic, commercial and decision-making rights to TYSABRI. [More]
FDA accepts Genzyme’s LEMTRADA sBLA for review

FDA accepts Genzyme’s LEMTRADA sBLA for review

Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) file seeking approval of LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). [More]
Biogen Idec announces availability of two new AVONEX dosing innovations for MS

Biogen Idec announces availability of two new AVONEX dosing innovations for MS

Biogen Idec announced that two new dosing innovations designed to help patients receiving once-a-week AVONEX (interferon beta-1a) for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) are now available in U.S. pharmacies. [More]
Biogen Idec first quarter revenues increase 7% to $1.3 billion

Biogen Idec first quarter revenues increase 7% to $1.3 billion

Biogen Idec Inc., a global biotechnology leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced its first quarter 2012 results. [More]

Biogen Idec announces new easier to use injection for multiple sclerosis

The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Avonex pen, an injection designed to reduce pain and anxiety when patients self-administer the drug. The FDA also approved a new dosing schedule for the drug intended to reduce flu-like symptoms often associated with the drug. [More]
Biogen Idec receives FDA approval for two separate dosing innovations to treat MS

Biogen Idec receives FDA approval for two separate dosing innovations to treat MS

Today Biogen Idec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two separate dosing innovations designed to improve the treatment experience for patients receiving once-a-week AVONEX for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). [More]
Biogen Idec 2011 total revenues increase 7% to $5.0 billion

Biogen Idec 2011 total revenues increase 7% to $5.0 billion

Biogen Idec Inc., a global biotechnology leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced its full year and fourth quarter 2011 results. [More]
Biogen Idec third quarter revenues increase 11% to $1.3 billion

Biogen Idec third quarter revenues increase 11% to $1.3 billion

Biogen Idec Inc., a global biotechnology leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced its third quarter 2011 results. [More]
COPAXONE reduces loss of brain volume in patients with RRMS

COPAXONE reduces loss of brain volume in patients with RRMS

Results from a five-year study of treatment-naïve patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) demonstrated that patients treated with COPAXONE (glatiramer acetate injection) showed significant reduced loss of brain volume compared to patients treated with other disease modifying therapies. [More]
New report on the immunomodulators market outlook to 2016

New report on the immunomodulators market outlook to 2016

TNF inhibitors indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease formed the largest share of the market, according to a new report available on companiesandmarkets.com. The top three products: Remicade, Humira and Enbrel accounted for 40.1% of the market in 2010. [More]
Biogen Idec reports revenue of $1.2 billion for second quarter 2011

Biogen Idec reports revenue of $1.2 billion for second quarter 2011

Biogen Idec Inc., a global biotechnology leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced its second quarter 2011 results. [More]
High cost of multiple sclerosis drugs

High cost of multiple sclerosis drugs

According to a study released this Wednesday, drugs used in the hope of slowing multiple sclerosis progression may help some patients, but at a very high cost. [More]
EC approves Biogen Idec's AVONEX PEN to treat multiple sclerosis

EC approves Biogen Idec's AVONEX PEN to treat multiple sclerosis

Biogen Idec announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted approval to AVONEX PEN for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) and patients who have had a single demyelinating event. [More]
Positive data from Biogen Idec's AVONEX clinical trial on multiple sclerosis presented at CMSC 2011

Positive data from Biogen Idec's AVONEX clinical trial on multiple sclerosis presented at CMSC 2011

Biogen Idec today announced the findings from a randomized, multicenter, dose-blinded clinical trial that evaluated the effect of AVONEX dose titration, or gradual dose escalation, on flu-like symptoms associated with the therapy. [More]