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2012-04-11 23:00:58

On March 14th, 2012 a New Jersey judge, Carol E. Higbee of the Atlantic County Superior Court, overseeing a consolidated Accutane inflammatory bowel disease lawsuit (case no. ATL-L-3361-04-MT) has affirmed the jury´s verdicts and denied manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche´s request for a new trial. The jury awarded Gillian Gaghan $2 million in damages for the injuries she suffered as a consequence of using Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication, was introduced in 1982...

2012-04-10 23:00:02

Premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 On Saturday, April 21, 2012, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 37th annual Got Guts Gala at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. This affair is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s...

2012-03-28 23:01:21

Calendar Announcement/ Event Listing; Attention: Society/Event Editors Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 The Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America will host its 37th annual Got Guts Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. This is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families. The Gala is an opportunity for the Chapter to recognize individuals...

2012-03-21 14:05:42

Researchers from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine have discovered a pathway that may contribute to the symptoms related to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This research is a major milestone in developing future drug therapies for those living with these debilitating disorders. The digestive process is complex. To coordinate the...

2012-03-19 16:15:29

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech has discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn´s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  CLA is a naturally occurring acid found in meat and dairy products known for its anti-cancer and immune modulatory properties. In collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepathology at University of...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...

2012-03-12 21:17:38

Many children with Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis who received treatment through ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement and research network, ceased to have symptoms and no longer needed to take steroids for disease management. These are the findings from a study appearing in Pediatrics that examined the ImproveCareNow network´s quality improvement efforts and their impact on outcomes. In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn´s disease who were in...

2012-03-09 10:41:33

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered 5 new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics, are the first step in an attempt to explain why the prevalence...


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