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Avonex Access Program


Biogen Idec was formed in 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetss through the merger of Biogen, Inc. (founded in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland) and IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation (founded in 1985 San Francisco, California). Since the formation of Biogen Idec, the company has expanded their research centers to San Diego, CA as well. Following in the dedication and commitment of its parent companies, Biogen Idec offers a portfolio of over 20 products distributed world wide while constantly striving to provide better solutions and treatments.

Avonex is an Interferon beta-1a protein launched by Biogen Idec in 2003. Avonex has been approved by the FDA for treatment of a first multiple sclerosis attack. Avonex is administered through injection.


Avonex Access Program, a patient assistance program provided by Biogen Idec, offers Avonex at $25 for a 90 day supply to those who are eligible for the program. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

- You must be a citizen of the United States or its Territories.

- You must be uninsured or underinsured.

- You must not be enrolled in a Medicare Part D Plan.

- You must meet an undisclosed income guideline.

- You must be diagnosed with MS

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What´s Next?

Fill out the program enrollment form located to your right. If you don't see an enrollment form available please call Biogen Idec program directly. After filling out the enrollment form please bring the form to your doctor for proper signatures and procedures. Do not forget a self stamped envelope for them to mail in your application to the program.

Other Tips

  • If you have any questions please call the Biogen Idec program directly.
  • Fill out as much of the information on the enrollment form as possible. The more information you have pre-filled the easier the progrm is to enroll in.
  • Write down the refill dates for your program and set a reminder here on so that you don't run out of medication.
  • Do not write messy on your forms as this will delay any response.
  • Call and write thank you notes to AAI Pharma Inc. program. Without their help millions of people will be without medication.

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