Betaseron to Offer the Thinnest Needle in Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by newsinfusion on Oct. 03, 2008

For more information on this and other stories, visit Wayne, New Jersey, September 15, 2008 – Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that Betaseron (interferon beta-1b), its treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), will soon be available with a new 30-gauge needle, which will be the thinnest needle of any injectable disease-modifying therapy for people with MS. The new needle is as thin as the needle commonly used for insulin and pediatric injections. “One of the barriers that many people with multiple sclerosis face in starting an MS treatment is injection anxiety," said Ludger Heeck, Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Medicine, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. "Betaseron is a safe and effective treatment for people with relapsing forms of MS, as well as those with the earliest signs of the disease. By introducing the thinnest needle of any injectable disease-modifying medication for MS, we are taking another important step ...

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