That's crazy. I thought Humira was also used for treating psoriasis?? They play that commercial a lot on TV.
I find drug commercials interesting. On one hand, they make it seem like the drug is safe by showing an everyday working individual we can relate to using it soundly. On the other hand, they subtly list some of the adverse effects on the bottom in small print. Side effects may include cardiac arrest and sudden death. Unfortunately, it's misleading and dangerous. I think it's fundamentally wrong to push drugs to an unqualified audience.
The efficacy of biologics are questionable and the long term effects are still yet unknown. When you actually get down to the medical literature, you'll find poor efficacy rates with high adverse reaction potential, and these are mostly short term studies:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22062358
"Serious adverse events occurred in 12% of patients given adalimumab or placebo. Serious infections developed in 1.6% of patients given adalimumab and 1.9% given placebo. In the group given adalimumab, 1 patient developed squamous cell carcinoma and 1 developed gastric cancer."
Don't you think 12% is a remarkably high number? There's a site dedicated to humira victims called humirajustice. Not a fan of lawyers, but the enemy of my enemy is a friend.
Post Edited (StealthGuardian) : 10/1/2013 7:09:49 PM (GMT-6)