Monday, August 6, 2012
Crohn's Update: Humira is Working!
If you read some of the things people write about Humira you would think Humira is horrible and can cause all these side effects, and wonder why anyone in their right mind ever take this drug. People on forums represent a small percentage of what actually goes in in the real world! Even though I have my doubts about the FDA as they hold back medicine that can be beneficial in the name of preserving safety I really don't believe their would be a drug on the market if it was as deadly as people claim. In fact the FDA my be making drugs too safe! Yes, Humira does have side effects and can lead to infections, illness, and even cancer. Again this is a very small percentage of people and the underlying risk and torture of Crohn's also has to be considered. I am thankful that those self-interested greedy capitalists at Abbott Labs (maker of Humira) were self interested enough to make a drug that helps people like me on a daily basis.