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.