WebMD article - Remicade Cuts Need for Colon Surgery

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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
That's interesting but sort of scary too. I mean the study they did on those people - the ones who took the Remicade and then the Placebo group who had to end up having their colon taken out anyway. That's one reason why I'm not interested in research studies because with my luck I would get the placebo :)
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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I stay away from studies for the opposite reason. I figure I'd get the investigation drug and it would work like a miracle for me, then when the study was over I wouldn't be able to get it any more. That's what happens in most studies - when the term of the study is over, you can't get the drug because the FDA hasn't approved it or your insurance won't cover or it just isn't available for regular use yet.

I'm really afraid of my reaction if that happened to me. I don't know whether I'd want to hurt myself or someone else.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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