is one of a number of drugs which do not cure MS but which, in some patients, bring some relief from the symptoms and may to some extent delay the progress of the disease.
I know that in other countries, MS patients are prescribed beta-interferon
But others have secondary progressive MS which is treatable with a new form of beta-interferon
and to which the guidelines may not be applicable.
Researchers speculate the beta-interferon
drug helps control relapsing forms by preventing T cells from crossing the blood-brain barrier and attacking myelin.
A few years ago while still a PhD student at the University of Alabama, the study's first author, Robert Axtell, had shown that, as in people with multiple sclerosis, beta-interferon
can reverse paralysis in mice with EAE.
Procurement contract is gradual delivery of various drugs, infusion solutions, measures to decontaminate the skin and mucous membranes, and the formulation of interferon beta-interferon
beta-1B and 1A, in line with the current needs of the hospital.
She has asked Rugby MP Andy King to take up the cause in Parliament and investigate why beta-interferon
is not available in Britain while it is in Europe and the USA.
Because of the postcode lottery, people with MS in Turkey stand a better chance of getting beta-interferon
Genzyme Transgenics Corporation (Framingham, MA; 508-270-2374) announced that it has successfully expressed high levels of recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) and recombinant human beta-interferon
in the milk of transgenic mice, a major milestone that suggests that the proteins can be produced successfully in the milk of transgenic dairy animals.
Spurred by uptake of Biogen Idec and Elans Tysabri (natalizumab) and continued revenue growth for the three beta-interferon
brands and Tevas Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), the seven major multiple sclerosis market value increased 15.
The protest is over proposals to ban Beta-interferon
, a drug which the MS Society says helps slow symptoms of the illness.
Drug companies will learn tomorrow whether beta-interferon
can be prescribed by doctors.
She said: "I will have to raise pounds 10,000 a year for Beta-Interferon