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When the balance is clearly no balance at all.

Posted Aug 06 2009 10:25pm
“In July of 2008 doctors outlined the case of a woman with Crohn’s disease who took a TNF blocker and then developed lung cancer. When she ceased using the drug, her cancer disappeared.” —reported in the New England Journal of Medicine*

Nope this is not my story, but it practically could be (same month and everything) — and with this news I am putting the nail in the coffin for TNF blockers & Katie Clark. We had some good times Remicade, Humira you were there when I needed you, and Cimzia, you were so beautifully packaged, but I’m afraid you were just a rebound drug.

The doctors say that there is a risk with every drug; that there is a balance you must find between the risks and the benefits. But where is the balance in a child dying from lymphoma?

More here: FDA Warns on Cancer Risk In Immune-System Drugs and here TNF blockers linked to cancer risk in children & teens

*To be fair, that woman was also an ex-smoker, and I am a non-smoker
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