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Paris Attacks Prompt Isis Pharmaceuticals to Mull a Name Change

  • Drugmaker says 26-year-old moniker may have become distraction
  • Paris attacks were personal; `It really weighed heavily'

The terrorist attacks in Paris may have finally spurred a brand change for Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a drugmaker that until now has steadfastly held on to its name even as the militant group rose in prominence in the Middle East.

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