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  • WESTON, Mass.-- Biotech drugmaker Biogen Idec Inc. said Thursday its profit grew more than 13 percent in the third quarter, led by sales of the company's multiple sclerosis treatment Avonex. The Massachusetts- based company said revenue from Avonex grew 8 percent to $736.2 million in the period.

  • Oct 25- Biogen Idec Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected third-quarter profit on increased sales of its drugs for multiple sclerosis and cancer, and the U.S. biotechnology company raised its full-year earnings forecast. Biogen posted a net profit of $398 million, or $1.67 per share, compared with a profit of $354 million, or $1.43 per share, a year ago.

  • Elan Corp. PLC reported a third-quarter loss Wednesday, as heavy charges tied to a business spinoff and the discontinuation of an Alzheimer's drug study weighed on the Irish drugmaker's performance.

  • NEW YORK-- Shares of Biogen Idec Inc. continued to slump Friday after the company said the Food and Drug Administration has delayed a decision on its multiple sclerosis pill BG-12.

  • NEW YORK-- Shares of XenoPort Inc. fell Friday after a Piper Jaffray analyst downgraded the stock, saying the company's experimental multiple sclerosis drug is years away from marketing approval or a development partnership.

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  • Oct 12- Biogen Idec Inc:. *New data from phase 3 studies provide additional evidence supporting. treatment effect for oral bg-12 in multiple sclerosis.

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