Thursday, March 31, 2005

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tied to Deaths

M.S. Drug Tied to a Death


Published: March 31, 2005

By Bloomberg News

Biogen Idec and the Elan Corporation said that a third patient had developed a fatal nervous system disorder linked to the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, which the companies stopped selling last month.

The patient, who died in 2003, had Crohn's disease and took Tysabri in a clinical trial, said Amy Brockelman, a spokeswoman for Biogen. Tysabri won approval in November as a treatment for multiple sclerosis and the companies were studying use of the drug for other conditions.

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