Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
572651 tn?1530999357

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 -
6 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
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.
Helpful - 0
1831849 tn?1383228392
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
Helpful - 0
572651 tn?1530999357
bump to get this up with the other thread on the name
Helpful - 0
572651 tn?1530999357
This has been one lengthy delivery - not the normal gestation period for sure!
Helpful - 0
1337734 tn?1336234591
Can't wait!!!
Helpful - 0
667078 tn?1316000935
I hope there are no further delays.

Alex
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331027953
Australia
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease