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Contrasting fortunes for Biogen Idec and Sanofi in the EU

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Executive Summary

On March 22, 2013, the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) provided positive opinions on two new oral treatments for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate; Biogen Idec) and Aubagio (teriflunomide; Sanofi). Both drugs have been recommended for marketing authorization in the EU and can be expected to be commercially available during 2013.



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