Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn’s, Colitis

A new study counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn’s disease or colitis in women.

The study of more than 45,000 women found no such link between Accutane (isotretinoin) use and these illnesses, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

http://www.drugs.com/news/study-finds-no-tie-between-acne-accutane-crohn-s-colitis-43228.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Inflamed & Untamed

Quite an impressive blog!

Hey there! I’m Sara, a classy, sassy female living life with Crohn’s disease, a motility disorder, and autoimmune arthritis.  It is my goal to show others how to be positive and to own their disease instead of letting it own them, while educating them about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD) along the way.

http://www.inflamed-and-untamed.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dr. Edward B. Crohn, 95, internist, active volunteer

Dr. Edward B. “Woodie” Crohn of Snyder, a longtime practitioner in pulmonary and internal medicine and the son of the doctor famous for identifying Crohn’s disease, died Wednesday at Weinberg Campus, Getzville. He was 95.

He was the son of the late Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, world famous for his work in identifying Crohn’s disease.

http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130223/CITYANDREGION/130229577

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Insider Reveals Secrets Of Hospital Billing

DENVER (CBS4) – Major hospitals hardly ever collect the full amount they bill patients and don’t expect to, according to a sworn statement from a top administrator at a suburban Denver hospital.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/02/17/insider-reveals-secrets-of-hospital-billing

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Study finds no tie between acne drug accutane and Crohn’s, colitis

A new study counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn’s disease or colitis in women.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-acne-drug-accutane-crohn-colitis.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Uceris

Uceris is supposed to largely restrict steroid delivery to the GI tract, greatly reducing systemic side effects.

Santarus Receives FDA Approval of UCERIS (Budesonide) for the Induction of Remission in Patients with Active, Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

http://ir.santarus.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=73343

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CCFA Co-Founder Rosenthal Dies

Suzanne Rosenthal, co-founder of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), died Sunday afternoon. She was 76-years old.

Rosenthal, who herself was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1955 – a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – co-founded what was previously known as the National Foundation Lietis and Colitis with her husband Irwin M. Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, MD, in 1967.

http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/article/detail/ccfa-co-founder-rosenthal-dies-5193

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Firms Ally to Develop Humira Biosimilar

AET BioTech and BioXpress Therapeutics are pooling their expertise to develop a biosimilar version of Abbott’s billion-dollar TNF-α-blocking antibody adalimumab (Humira®).

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/firms-ally-to-develop-humira-biosimilar/81247559

Posted in drugs | Leave a comment

Office for Civil Rights

Know your HIPAA rights.

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/index.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jennifer Jaff

Jennifer Jaff, a lawyer whose nearly four-decade struggle with a debilitating disease led her to become a leading advocate for people with chronic illnesses, died on Sept. 14 at her home in Farmington, Conn. She was 55.

The cause was complications of Crohn’s disease, an incurable gastrointestinal disorder that she was found to have when she was 19, said her brother, Dr. Michael Jaff, a vascular medicine specialist.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/health/jennifer-jaff-legal-advocate-for-the-ill-dies-at-55.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment