Autoinjector Version of MS Drug Approved02/28/12
TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A pen-delivery version of
the multiple sclerosis drug Avonex has been approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, drug manufacturer Biogen Idec said
The self-administering Avonex autoinjector pen is designed to
lessen pain and anxiety associated with MS, the
Associated Press reported.
The drug was first approved in 1996. On Tuesday, the FDA also
approved new dosing guidelines to help cut down on flu-like
symptoms, a common adverse reaction to the drug, the
Biogen Idec is based in Weston, Mass.
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