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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Oct. 16, 2014
Common Stock
Oct. 16, 2014
Class A Stock
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000872589    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-Q    
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2014    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   99,691,909 1,973,368