Shayk, a question: I just went and checked my box of Avonex, which comes to me via Nova Factor. There is no lot number on the from of the box but it was stamped on one side and on the peel-off containers on easy tray inside. How were you able to identify your Avonex as being "from the recall?" You said you got it from the box front, but it's not on the front of the box that I have.
Xenova, from what I have read this does not seems to be an issue of the drug being "tainted." It seems like they put too much of the liquid into some of the syringes. Frankly, it strikes me as quite a minor thing. It would be as if, in the powdered solution days, you mixed it with more water than they told you to. That's not the same as, say, the water being dirty or the drug being bad.
p.s.: And no, I don't own stock in Biogen and I'm not in love with Avonex. Just in case anyone is wondering.
I'm one of these "just the facts, ma'am" kind of guys when it comes to the drugs. The issue is too important to be to be anything other than as accurate as possible in discussions.