Tysabri: It's a Blockbuster! Yawn. So What?http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2010/01/12/tysabri-its-a-blockbuster-yawn-so-what.aspx Brian Orelli, Ph.D.
January 12, 2010
The financial press can finally drop the "potential" in front of blockbuster when describing Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB ) and Elan's (NYSE: ELN ) multiple sclerosis drug, Tyasbri. As part of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Biogen announced that sales of Tysabri had passed the $1 billion mark in 2009, making it an official blockbuster.
Whether sales were $1.01 billion or $999 million last year doesn't really matter. The $1 billion in a