Article: Cimzia Sanctioned to Treat Crohn's Disease

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I read about this on the CCFA website last night- they (the FDA) has approved the drug, but with caution. I guess it's similar to all the other TNF blockers, same potentially deadly side effects.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I saw something about the side effects (I think on the CCFA site) and how they're using extreme caution with this one - even more so than Remi and Humira. Kind of scary!
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