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Any Canadians on Betaseron?

Are there any Canadians here on Betaseron? If so, What format does your Betaseron come in - Syringe and vial or Betaject Lite Autoinjector?
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Betaseron trade for Avonex?

I was switched from Betaseron to Avonex but have an entire box of leftover Betaseron... can I legally sell it or even give it away? Ideally my thought was to trade it with someone who was switched from Avonex who has Avonex leftovers.
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Side Effects

I have been on Betaseron for a month now, and well I am just about to up the dosing to .75cc
I am having a lot of side effects, I dont eat right (im never hungry, so I just eat when I believe it is time). I have a hard time the day of my shot getting to sleep I seem to stay up forever, my betanurse said try taking the shot earlier in the ...
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Generic Betaseron?

ZURICH, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis (NOVN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research) said it completed an agreement with Bayer Schering (BAYG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) over manufacturing rights of Novartis's Betaseron multiple sclerosis treatment.

As part of the deal, announced in March 2007, Novartis will receive a one-time payment of about $200 million.

Novartis said it had transferred manufacturing responsibility for Betaseron to Bayer Schering and received a payment for the transfer of production equipment, ...
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severe acne

Hello everyone, I have been having a rather weird problem with my face, posting here just to see if anyone is experiencing the same problems.

I have been taking Betaseron for 2 years know, no problems at all with the medication in terms of sickness and fever problem, however for at least a year now I have been experiencing severe acne on my face, I am 27 years old and passed a acne condition at ...
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An icy subject

I just started my betaseron treatment about a week ago. I've taken 4 shots so far and I am much happier with it compared to avenox. My side effects are almost unnoticable. I'm a little tired, thats it. Avenox made me ill for 2 days!
So here's my question: My beta nurse suggested that I ice the injection site before and after. I did so with the 1st two shots in my legs and 1 ...
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Betaferon vs. Rebif for site reactions

Should make those of you on Betaseron happy, I happen to be on Rebif :cry: Either way I bet an oral medication will hurt even less :lol:

Betaferon Causes Less Injection Site Pain and Injection Site Reactions Than Rebif in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 4, 2006 ...
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New Autoinjection Device, Betaject(R) 3

New Autoinjection Device Designed to Work With Betaseron(R) Now Available For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Betaject(R)3 Offers Convenient Delivery Option

WAYNE, N.J., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlex, Inc. today announced the availability of Betaject(R) 3, a new autoinjection device specifically designed to work with Betaseron(R) (interferon beta-1b) as an optional injection method for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The Betaject 3 autoinjection device is an easy-to-use, mechanical device that automatically delivers subcutaneous ...
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Betaferon approved for early stage MS - in Europe

Given the re-approval of Tysabri, it's not surprising that the CRAB manufacturers are looking for other ways to boost their sales.


Schering says MS drug Betaferon approved in EU for early-stage treatment

Schering AG said its multiple sclerosis drug Betaferon has been approved in Europe as a first-line treatment for the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis.

The approval is valid in all 25 European member states as well as in Iceland and Norway. ...
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Refrigeration-free Betaseron

Not sure if this was a big concern for those of you on Betaseron, but here's some new info

Safety and tolerability of a 'refrigeration-free' formulation of interferon beta-1b--results of a double-blind, multicentre, comparative study in patients with relapsing-remitting or secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Baum K; Mannitol Formulation Study Group.

Hennigsdorf Hospital, Free University, Berlin, Germany.

The original glucose-based formulation of Betaferon/Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) requires refrigerated storage. A refrigeration-free ...
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