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Emerging therapies in IBD

Over the last decade-plus, the introduction of several key therapies has shaped the management of inflammatory bowel disease.Drugs like Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie), Remicade (infliximab, Janssen) and Entyvio (vedolizumab, Takeda) have helped patients achieve meaningful endpoints of clinical remission and mucosal healing. They have also helped many patients avoid colectomy, an outcome once much more common…

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Beyond Celiac, 9 Meters partner for trial recruitment

In this exclusive video, Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, of University of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses the partnership between Beyond Celiac and 9 Meters Biopharma to recruit patients for clinical trials.Ehrlich, board chair at Beyond Celiac, said the organization will use its contacts and patient database to help recruit for a trial that will explore larazotide…

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Q&A: Hospital physician says arrival of COVID-19 vaccine ‘is a glimmer of hope’

Almost 10 months after COVID-19 was first diagnosed at Mount Sinai Health System, Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived there Dec. 15.The vaccine’s arrival caused a whirlwind of emotions, Gopi Patel, MD, the health system’s medical director of antimicrobial stewardship and associate professor of infectious disease, told Healio Primary Care.“I cried multiple times that day,”…