News and Comments

Elan's Choices

  Saturday, April 16, 2011

Biogen Idec (BIIB) announced positive results of a process aimed at Identifying high-risk patients for a life-threatening side effect of prolonged use of the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri. This test is a necessity because it detects an antibody that points to the presence of the Polyomavirus JC (JC virus), which causes the life-threatening progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). This side effect in one per thousand patients has deprived Elan from billions of dollars in expected sales of Tysabri.  More...


Recent Postings


Archive


Tags

IDERA (IDRA) galapagos (GLPG) ARGOS (ARGS) Agenus (AGEN Benlysta (belimumab) Theravance (THRX) CompuGen (CGEN) Auspex (ASPX) Ridaforolimus NOVOCURE (NVCR) Ziofpharm (ZIOP) INNOVIVA (INVA) Theravance Bio Pharma (TBPH) Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Merck (MRK) Amgen (AMGN) Advaxis (ADXS) Tysabri Onyx (ONXX) AGOS (ARGS) KERYX (KERX) Vertex (VRTX) Anacor (ANAC) Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) C4 Therapeutics ACADIA (ACAD) HALOZYME (HALO) Biocryst (BCRX) Intermune (ITMN) Dynavax (DVAX) NANTKWEST (NK) Gilead (GILD) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Sanofi-Aventis (SAN) Biogen Idec (BIIB) Sangamo (SGMO) Anadys (ANDS) ADVENTRIX (ANX) NEKTAR (NKTR)) Roche (ROCHE) ImmunoGen (IMGN) Ionis (IONS) Adaptimmune (ADAP) Editas (EDIT) Xoma (XOMA) Multiple Myeloma ZALTRAP™ Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Prosensa (RNA) MODERNA BIOMARIN (BMRN) VANDA (VNDA) OSI (OSIP) Global Cell Therapeutics (GBT) Galena (GALE) Endometrial Cancer Rapamune Sequenom (SQNM) Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE) JUNO (JUNO) ISIS (ISIS) Inovio (INO) Sarepta (SRPT) Array Pharmaceuticals (ARRY) ABBVIE (ABBV) Alnylam (ALNY) Agenus (AGEN) Zerenex PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) TOKAI (TKAOI) Velcade (bortezomib) Ariad (ARIA) Dendreon (DNDN) Human Longevity (HLI) Bellicum (BLCM) Revlimid (lenolidamide) Trastuzumab-DM1 Spike Therapeutics (ONCE) Micromet (MITI) Intrexon (XON) Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR) GUARDIAN HEALTH ARCA (ABIO) Genentech Cytokinetics (CYTK) Sanofi (SNY) REGULUS (RGLS) Prolor Biotech (PBTH) Herceptin Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS Roche (RHHBY) Idenix (IDIX) Sanofi (SNA) Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) Pluristem (PSTI) AstraZeneca (AZN) RenenxBio (RGNX) SYNTA (SNTA) SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS (SNSS) CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP) Telaprevir Elan (ELN) KITE (KITE) Intercept (ICPT) Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) Incyte (INCY) Illumina (ILMN) SERES THERAPEUTICS (MCRB) Seattle Genetics (SGEN) Regeneron (REGN) Exelixis (EXEL)