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FDA Approves Betaconnect Electronic Autoinjector for the Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Posted 28 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Bayer HealthCare announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Betaconnect, the first and only electronic autoinjector in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Betaconnect will be available exclusively to Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) patients beginning in early 2016. Betaseron is a prescription ...

Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 8 – Five tests, procedures and treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. "With one in six people affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis and stroke, our goal is to have patients discuss our Choosing Wisely ...

Drug Widely Used to Treat MS May Not Slow Progression

Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 17 – Interferon beta, a widely used treatment for multiple sclerosis, does not stave off the time to disability, new research finds. However, prior studies have found that interferon beta does reduce MS flare ups, so patients should continue taking it, researchers said. The new study is published in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In multiple ...

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