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).