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    Default US FDA warning letters about misrepresentation of Copaxone, Avonex

    I picked up these links from another Website, but they look authentic to me. If they're of questionable origin, I hope someone will let me know.

    Two persons employed in the Office of Drug Promotion at the US FDA have sent warnings to functionaries at Biogen Idec about Avonex promotional material and to Teva Neuroscience about Copaxone promotional material. The letters are dated March 14, 2012. The letter to Teva Neuroscience has the heading WARNING LETTER.


    Teva Neuroscience (Copaxone):

    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/G.../UCM296204.pdf

    Biogen (Avonex):

    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/G.../UCM296666.pdf
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    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Thank you, Agate.
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    I noticed on page 2 it is mentioned that myasthenia can be a serious side effect from the use of Avonex. I used it for 9 months and I just got worse from it. They should be held accountable for any problems that Avonex has caused such as myasthenia which I was diagnosed with last year.

    I'll be looking for a class action law suit in the future.

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    Thanks Agate, more interesting reading.
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