Remicade & Lymphoma

There has been alot in the press lately on the increased risk of contracting lymphoma after taking the drug Remicade (infliximab), used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's Disease. Numbers reported have varied but the risk seems to be 3 to 7 times greater risk than a person not taking the drug.

With the big flap over the withdrawl of Vioxx from the US market and the lawsuits that will follow, this may spill over into the Remicade arena. For now, they are just putting out stronger warnings for both patients & doctors.

If you have concerns, speak to your medical professional. You can read up on the topic by looking at Google (where else?)

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