Posted from: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:44 PM - Present

Plegridy Approved for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

August 15, 2014 – Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).  Plegridy is manufactured by Biogen Idec.

Plegridy is administered via subcutaneous (SC) injection and to be administered by every two weeks. It is anticipated that Plegridy will replace Biogen’s Avonex which is administered weekly via an intramuscularly.


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