beta-interferon


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Noun1.beta-interferon - a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effectsbeta-interferon - a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
interferon - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
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Beta-interferon protects multiple sclerosis patients against enhanced susceptibility to infections caused by poor air quality.
Thousands of patients who could benefit from beta-interferon were being 'forced to sit on the sidelines', said Mr Cardy.
Nor about the real concerns felt by sufferers about the availability of beta-interferon.
Beta-interferon was licensed for people with secondary progressive MS in February 1999.
Half suffer from relapsing-remitting MS, for which beta-interferon can be prescribed under government guidelines.
In May, FDA, responsible for regulating prescription drugs, approved Avonex, making it the second beta-interferon product whose usage prevents exacerbations in people with relapsing-remitting MS (the most prevalent form).
Public health may benefit, too, Steinman said, as the cost savings from being able to predict in advance which patients will benefit from beta-interferon, a costly bioengineered drug whose global sales come to some $4 billion a year, could be considerable.
Contract notice: Drug delivery different infusion fluids, means to decontaminate skin and mucous membranes, and the preparation of interferon beta-interferon beta-1b and 1a.
Venice Edgar, of Wheatfield Road, is fuming at a delayed decision by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) on whether to prescribe beta-interferon.
More than 150 campaigners lobbied Parliament in a bid to gain more funding for the wonder drug, beta-interferon.

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