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Can Thinnest Needle can Make Injecting More Tolerable for Multiple Sclerosis Patients?

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:23pm

SOURCE: Bayer Health Care

Sep 15, 2008 09:39 ET

Betaseron ® to Offer the Thinnest Needle in Multiple Sclerosis

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WAYNE, NJ--(MARKET WIRE)--Sep 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.

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