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European panel backs MS drug from Biogen

Biogen Idec has won support from a European panel for Tecfidera, a pill to treat multiple sclerosis.

A Weston company known for such MS drugs as Avonex and Tysabri, Biogen Idec said it has received a positive opinion on Tecfidera from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, which is recommending that European Union regulators approve the drug as a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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