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FDA Approves Colchicine for Acute Gout, Mediterranean Fever by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:33pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Colcrys to treat acute flairs in patients with gout, a recurrent and painful form of arthritis, and patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an inherited inflammatory disorder. The medication’s active ingredient is colchicine, a complex compound derived from the dried seeds of a plant know ... Read on »
Pericarditis - Causes and Treatments by Jan Posted Sat 11 Sep 2010 12:00am Pericarditis is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, which is a thin sac-like membrane surrounding the heart. Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. Common symptoms of this condition include a sharp stabbing chest pain which intensifies on lying down; breathlessness while reclining; low grade fever; an overall sense of weakness, fatigu ... Read on »
Big Pharma Exploitation: The Colchicine Case - How it affects those with Gout. by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 1:13am Colchicine: An Example of Big Pharma Exploitation Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD RedBanyan.org (President, Patient Advocacy Group) After attending a “medication update” CME course in Charleston, SC in May, it was brought to my attention that a drug that has been around and used to treat gout before I was even born, dispensed as a gener ... Read on »
Colchicine, Big Pharma, Cost to Consumer & Ethics by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 4:02pm Colchicine: An Example of Big Pharma Exploitation Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD RedBanyan.org (President, Patient Advocacy Group) After attending a “medication update” CME course in Charleston, SC in May, it was brought to my attention that a drug that has been around and used to treat gout before I was even born, dispensed as a gener ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 09 Aug 2011 1:06pm (often shortened to TRAPS) On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2011 What is TRAPS? Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Mediterranean cruise death and tick fever by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:28am 1 Comment A recent letter to the editor of Emerging Infectious Disease ( EID ), published by the CDC, discusses a case of Israeli Spotted Fever as the cause of death in a traveler who cruised the Mediterranean.  The article citation and link can be found here: Boillat N, Genton B, D’Acremont V, Raoult D, Greub G. Fatal case of Israeli spotted fever ... Read on »
FDA Orders Halt to Marketing of Unapproved Single-Ingredient Oral Colchicine by Medline Plus Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 1:52pm FDA orders halt to marketing of unapproved single-ingredient oral colchicine Drug commonly used to prevent gout, treat gout flares, and treat Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took action against companies that manufacture, distribute, and/or market unapproved single-ingredient o ... Read on »
Hereditary Amyloidosis by Matt S. Posted Tue 17 Jun 2008 12:00am I saw a patient in Transplant Clinic today with a strong family history of chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis and periodic fevers. She was coming to the Transplant Clinic because she wants to be considered for a potential renal transplant. Both the patient, her brother, her sister, and her father--a family of English-Irish descent--had ... Read on »
Spectrum of Diseases/Conditions by FDA Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 8:54am   Contents:   Addiction   Maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependency NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome) Smoking cessation   Analgesia/Anesthesiology/Anti-inflammatory         Anesthesia Anxiolysis Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Fever reduction ... Read on »