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Wednesday, August 01, 2007



My Tysabri Diary...
Wooooohoooooo! Here is another WIN for patients! Oh I am just so happy for the suffering CD patients :)

Joint FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of TYSABRI(R) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Crohn´s Disease 01/08/2007

Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) and Biogen Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced today that the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 12 in favor to 3 opposed, with 2 abstaining, to recommend approval of TYSABRI(R) (natalizumab) as a treatment for moderate-to-severe Crohn´s disease in patients who have failed or cannot tolerate available therapies.

The recommendation is advisory to the FDA, and the agency is not bound by this recommendation. Elan and Biogen Idec will continue to work closely with the FDA in the weeks ahead with the goal of making TYSABRI available for the treatment of appropriate patients with Crohn´s disease. Discussions with the FDA will include adapting the existing TYSABRI risk management plan and addressing any other issues raised during the Committees´ deliberations on this new indication.

http://www.elan.com/News/full.asp?ID=1034453

I believe the FDA renders its final decision in October 2007.

(((hugs)))

Love, Lauren
A very proud member of www.MSpatientsforchoice.org

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