Thursday, June 05, 2008

News on Tumor Necrosis Factor Blockers

Tumor Necrosis Factor blockers like Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, and Cimzia may be impacted by a recent FDA investigation.

From the FDA:

The FDA is investigating the possible association between the use of medicines known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers and the development of lymphoma and other cancers in children and young adults. These individuals were treated with TNF blockers for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Crohn’s disease or other diseases. JIA is the new name for what was called Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA).

Source here.