Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Friday, March 18, 2005

More Elidel and Cancer

Am I glad I'm not involved in this study.

The idea seemed good. Many kids with eczema go on to develop asthma. Since pimecrolimus (Eladil) was a completely safe steroid-free treatment for eczema, maybe regular use would prevent eczema patients from going on to get asthma.

Of course that was before we knew Eladil causes cancer. I wonder what they are going to do about the study? I'm surprised we haven't heard anything about this in the press, given how worried the parents must be.

I am writing this from the Pittsburgh airport (free WiFi) as I head to San Antonio for the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology meeting (AAAAI is the trade group for allergists).


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The problem with some treatments. It is that it needs years and years of study. because you don't know what the secondaries effects are.

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It is pretty sad that there are a lot of drugs that probably can cause cancer. Specially newer drugs that they don't have so much studies.


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