Biogen Idec, Inc. (Massachusetts): It's Unlikely Patient Death Was Caused by New MS Drug

Published: Jul 24, 2013

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For a brief moment, there was significant investor anxiety that the ‘holy mother’ of all drug launches might burst like a balloon. A report that the new Tecfidera multiple sclerosis pill was possibly linked to a patient death sent shares downward amid speculation about whether the Biogen Idec drug may have a side effect problem that could thwart blockbuster sales estimates. But by the time the markets closed, the drugmaker had worked feverishly to dispel such concerns.

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