beta-interferon


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beta-interferon

n.
A family of glycoproteins that are produced by fibroblasts, have antiviral properties, and are used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
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We don't know what NICE will finally recommend on beta-interferon and other MS drugs.
He and his wife Julie, 48, are devastated that he was refused beta-interferon.
The guidelines for beta-interferon treatment for relapsing-remitting MS state that a person must be over 18, mobile and not pregnant.
She said: "The awareness is growing all the time and yet it still seems so insignificant to whoever is making the decision on the beta-interferon.
She said although she could not use beta-interferon herself, barring the drug would take away the incentive for further research into drugs for different strands of MS.
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 injections.

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