major breakthrough is on the horizon for Crohn's disease

    A major breakthrough is on the horizon for Crohn's disease. The drug will be called infliximab (Avakine)...by Centocor.

    Crohn's is an autoimmune disease. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is involved. Avakine is a monoclonal antibody that blocks this factor...and slows the inflammation.

    In fact, it shows dramatic improvement in two-thirds of patients with moderate to severe Crohn's. One injection gives benefits lasting several months.

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