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Beta-interferon is one of a number of drugs which do not cure MS but which, in some patients, bring some relief from the symptoms and may to some extent delay the progress of the disease.
I know that in other countries, MS patients are prescribed beta-interferon. I know neurologists want to prescribe it.
But others have secondary progressive MS which is treatable with a new form of beta-interferon and to which the guidelines may not be applicable.
Researchers speculate the beta-interferon drug helps control relapsing forms by preventing T cells from crossing the blood-brain barrier and attacking myelin.
She has asked Rugby MP Andy King to take up the cause in Parliament and investigate why beta-interferon is not available in Britain while it is in Europe and the USA.
"Because of the postcode lottery, people with MS in Turkey stand a better chance of getting beta-interferon."
Recombinant human beta-interferon, produced in either bacteria or in mammalian cells, is used to treat multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease that interferes with movement, speech, vision and short-term memory.
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