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"Two new cases of "PML" found in Multiple Sclerosis users of Tysabri"

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
TWO New PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) cases Caught VERY EARLY

(PML can cause a deadly brain infection)

Both of these cases occurred in Europe.

The Good news, if Good news is to be had
, is that these two cases were caught very early,


Other Important news concerning these new findings is that BIOGEN will NOT be removing the drug from the market as PML is listed as a side effect, a complication.

Sure the stock is presently falling but in time, this too will rebound.

Fortunately for the two patients, one is already home, and the other is still in the hospital in stable condition.

Additional information is found below and new information ( I am sure) will be coming out to the press shortly..

Bloomberg Report

Biogen, Elan Report Brain Infection in Tysabri Users (Update3)

By Tom Randall

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp. reported two confirmed cases of a deadly brain infection in patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, the first since the drug was reintroduced in the U.S. in 2006.

The report sent shares of both companies tumbling. The two patients were in the European Union, Biogen said today in a regulatory filing. The cases of the disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, were confirmed this week, according to the company's statement.

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