Crohn’s news round up 03/07/11

Golfer James Morrison was hospitalised with Crohn’s Disease during the French open:

The Daily Mail published an article on British tennis player Elena Baltacha who has primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), is a disease of the ducts that channel bile from the liver into the intestines and can also lead to Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis:

Abbott Laboratories, who manufacture the anti-inflammatory drug Humira, is looking at ways that it can improve treatment with the drug including a thinner needle and a once a month regime. It is interesting to note that next year Humira,  will become the world’s number one top-selling drug. Find out more at the Wall Street Journal:

Dr Frank Bures at the Winona Daily News comments on the Accutane / IBD debate, suggesting that there is now link between this Acne treatment and IBD:

iCo Therapeutics Inc. has announced that Immune Pharmaceuticals (IMMUNE) has licensed Bertilimumab (iCo-008) for systemic uses. Bertilimumab is a drug which could be useful for Crohn’s and Colitis. Read more here:


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