Biogen Idec 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2008
Biogen Idec Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, clinically significant liver injury has been reported in patients treated with TYSABRI in the post-marketing setting. Biogen Idec Inc. (the Registrant) and its TYSABRI collaboration partner, Elan Corporation plc (Elan) have issued a letter to healthcare professionals describing these risks. A copy of the letter was posted today on the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations website and is attached as exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.