Biogen Inc was founded in 1978 in the state if Delaware. In March 2015, its name changed from Biogen Idec Inc. to Biogen Inc. It is a biotechnology company. It is engaged in discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to patients for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune disorders. It also collaborates on the development and commercialization of RITUXAN for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other conditions. The Company's marketed products include MA Products, AVONEX; TYSABRI; RITUXAN; FAMPYRA; FUMADERM. The Company develop, manufacture and market a number of products designed to treat patients with MS. MS is a progressive neurological disease in which the body loses the ability to transmit messages along nerve cells, to a loss of muscle control, paralysis and, in some cases, death. AVONEX is one of the prescribed treatments for relapsing forms of MS. TYSABRI has the treatment of relapsing MS with its established efficacy. TYSABRI is a monoclonal antibody approved in numerous countries as a monotherapy treatment for relapsing MS and also approved in the U.S. to treat Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines. RITUXAN is a prescribed monoclonal antibody therapeutic used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and two forms of ANCA-associated vasculitis. FAMPYRA is the first treatment that addresses the unmet medical need of walking improvement in adult patients with MS who have walking disability. FAMPYRA is a prolonged-release tablet formulation of the drug fampridine. The Company is facing competition from other biotechnology firms and large pharmaceutical companies. The Company is subject to various federal and state laws pertaining to health care fraud and abuse, including anti-kickback laws and false claims laws.
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