Biogen CEO George Scangos told investors that the company's DTC campaign for Tecfidera was designed to address low awareness for the drug.
The company plans to run the campaign through 2016 to counteract slowing sales for Tecfidera.
The FDA updates Gilenya's label over definite case of PML; generic drug companies are consolidating for negotiating power; the FDA revises guidance on DTC risk information
UnitedHealth looks for refunds when drugs don't work; the European Medicines Agency recommends Sanofi's and Regeneron's PCSK9 inhibitor, Praluent, for approval; Biogen's multiple-sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, reports lower-than-expected sales growth
It's not always regulation or concerns about legal risks. Sometimes, a drugmaker's internal conservative culture is the biggest hurdle to overcome.
Experimental psoriasis drug linked to suicidal thoughts; analysis finds that some high prescribers receive non-research industry money; researchers say new MS drugs spur higher prices of older medications
More pharma companies hike drug prices post-acquisition; HCV linked to increased risk of cancer; a combined Teva-Mylan would control 25% of the US generic drug market
The drugmaker and patient network teamed up to establish a formal framework for deploying activity trackers for patients with MS and for capturing that data.
Sanofi won't discount new insulin; Takeda appoints new US business head; insurers push back on expensive preventative genetic tests
Researchers find repeat marketing offenders in the UK and Sweden, Actavis plans to take Allergan's name and Sanofi enters an auto-immune disease collaboration.
MS drugmaker Biogen Idec drafted Tyler Campbell, son of NFL Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell, and former Dallas Mavericks point guard Chris Wright to help inspire sufferers of multiple sclerosis.
The ruling stalls generics until at least September.
Patient advocates lobbied the FDA to approve the MS drug and Sanofi subsidiary Genzyme says their voice will be part of the consumer outreach when DTC rolls out next year.
Novartis released Phase-III study results Monday.
Phase-III results of the AbbVie-Biogen Idec experimental multiple sclerosis shot Zinbryta (daclizumab) indicate the drug bests Avonex (interferon beta-1a) on some measures among relapse-remitting MS patients.
The plan is to bring in-house products to the market as well as through acquisitions.
Plegridy is the only pegylated beta-interferon drug approved for relapsing multiple sclerosis.
The Supreme Court denied Teva's request to keep branded Copaxone off the market while the appeals process shakes out.
The price watchdog said Sanofi's oral MS drug Aubagio is a go. The decision follows a September directive to prove the drug's cost-effectiveness.
The MS pill saw rapid uptake in the US last year, but its overseas launch won't be as quick, CEO George Scangos conceded this week at an analyst conference.
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The firm has vowed to appeal an FDA rejection that otherwise complicates its bid to expand in multiple sclerosis.
Famous from his reality show, "The Osbournes," Jack narrates his life with MS in a web documentary series.
The company released two financial scenarios. The key is generic Copaxone.
Reviewers supported the drug's approval, but concerns about REMS and clinical trial integrity indicate the vote was not a roaring endorsement.
Most patients would advise today's FDA Lemtrada panel to allow doctors to gauge the drug's risk-benefit profile, although there was strong sentiment on either side of the issue.
Safety reviewers' reservations about the MS drug's risk profile, unveiled in briefing documents ahead of an ad-com meeting, suggest it won't be smooth sailing for the drug in the US.
The drug maker says a patient's physician did not link the MS drug to her death.
BI cancer drug lands breakthrough therapy designation; Sanofi tallies two European MS drug approvals; GSK terminates testing for a Crohn's drug; and Teva joins cancer collaboration
The FDA and Novartis are investigating reports that a patient has contracted the rare virus.
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