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the BG-12 baby has a name!

Biogen Idec's much anticipated new oral MS drug has finally received a name  - it is no longer BG-12 but Tecfidera.  

The 'birth' is still expected the end of March and there is great anticipation it will be a heavyweight in the MS drug arsenal.  

Stay tuned -
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I hope there are no further delays.

Alex
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Can't wait!!!
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This has been one lengthy delivery - not the normal gestation period for sure!
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bump to get this up with the other thread on the name
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Why can't they pick names like Alice or Fred? I'm looking forward to March 28, the date the FDA is supposed to issue its edict on Tecfidera (The DMD formerly known as BG-12).

While I dodged the JCV>PML bullet this last time around, my doc says I/m a prime candidate for the new med. While I'll miss my Sunday's with RN Mary in the infusion center, I'd rather just take a pill :-)

Kyle
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I see they chose a name nice and easy to pronounce, I say with absolutely no hint of sarcasm. (Yeah, right.)

So what are the big scary risks and side effects with this med? It seems like the approved oral meds seem to have some huge risk of death or something.

I'd don't really care to take any meds, but I particularly hate stabbing myself with a giant needle.
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