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Biogen Idec outlines support for World MS Day

25th May 2011

Biogen Idec has detailed the activities in which it will be engaging to mark the third annual World MS Day health awareness event today (May 25th 2011).

The pharmaceutical company is carrying out education programmes across the world to commemorate the initiative, which aims to improve understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition affecting 2.5 million people globally.

In the UK, this includes the launch of a new Facebook and Twitter page to tie in with its European Mobility Matters in MS scheme, which focuses on the mobility challenges facing MS patients.

Events taking place in other countries include charity athletic challenges, writing competitions, cinema evenings and healthcare discussion meetings.

Dr John Richert, vice-president and senior neurology fellow for Biogen Idec, said: "Biogen Idec is proud to be a leader in the fight against MS and is committed to providing support and hope for all those affected by the disease."

Earlier this month, the company received a recommendation from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for approval of a new MS drug, Fampyra.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800556104-ADNFCR

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