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TEVA INTRODUCES NEW THINNER 29-GAUGE NEEDLE FOR COPAXONE® PRE-FILLED SYRINGE

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:26pm
Press Release - December 23, 2008

TEVA INTRODUCES NEW THINNER 29-GAUGE NEEDLE

FOR COPAXONE® PRE-FILLED SYRINGE

- Survey Results Indicate New Needle Significantly
Preferred By More Than Three Out of Four Patients -


Kansas City, MO – December 23, 2008 – Teva today announced the launch of a new, thinner, 29-gauge pre-filled syringe for its multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment, COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection). A recent survey of 562 MS patients found the new thinner needle was significantly preferred by 77 percent of patients over the previous 27-gauge needle.

“I used to hesitate before administering my daily injection because of slight discomfort experienced in the past,” said Stacia D., COPAXONE® 29-gauge needle patient. “With the new 29-gauge needle, I immediately noticed less discomfort with each injection, and I no longer hesitate about taking my medicine.”

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