Letters

Manufacturer defends the drug

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1263a (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1263
  1. P N Longthorne
  1. Medical director Schering Health Care, Burgess Hill RH15 9NE

    EDITOR,—It was disappointing to read Peter Harvey's letter dismissing the value of interferon beta 1b in the treatment of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.1 Harvey takes no account of the results of controlled clinical trials showing a significant reduction in severity and frequency of relapses (up to 30–50%),2 3 with the most severe cases benefiting most, or of the accumulating data showing that generally there …

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