* daily subcutaneous injection

    * noninterferon, probably safest medication for MS

    * skin redness, itching, and dimpling common

    * for relapsing-remitting MS and first symptom MS

    * reduces relapse rate

    * improvement on MRI activity

    * takes 6-12 months to be most effective

    * extremely safe

    * side effects: injection site reactions such as

       swelling, redness, pain

    * approved in 1996