FDA orders cancer warning for Remicade, other drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturers of Remicade and four other drugs to issue a “black-box” warning that they could increase the risk of cancer in children. The agency spent more than a year examining 30 cases of lymphoma or other cancers in children who were prescribed these drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease. Some of these cases were fatal.

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3 Responses to “FDA orders cancer warning for Remicade, other drugs”

  1. 1 Ted August 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm

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  2. 2 Seattle Girl September 15, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I don’t understand why the FDA doesn’t ban this bioligic drug. My mother suffered a horrible horrible death following a decade of severe pain, loss of CNS function and ultimately nearly paralyzed at the time of her death – two years on Enbryl and 7 years on Remicade. All drug warnings were ingnored by her RA and doctors. I later found out, that DMSO is an alterative treatment for RA pain with great success. The only catch, Florida and Oregon are the only two states that will allow this treatment by prescription/infusion.

    I know she would have had a much better life and chance using DMSO than Remicade. The difference, Remicade is $1200 per pop, DMSO all natural and about $15 per bottle. No profit in DMSO.

    • 3 sharon October 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      my son is 23 and started remicade very young and been on it for almost 12 yrs, know. I am scared with all this stuff being said about this drug know and what it maybe doing to him. He had to have scoliosis surgery 4 yrs. ago and it was a long 8 hour surgery with screws, wires, 2 Harrington rods on both sides of his entire spine, He has R A and ankolosing spondylitis. He has dizzy spells and chest pain but he has bleeding in his bowels and has seen gastro doc, had 3 colonostomies and still has bleeding at times with no reason why, He has servere asthma , allergies, cyst on brain and now his appetite is poor and when he eats he gets sick…. I am so worried doc. keeps saying it is not the remicade or methotrexate….

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