A Pill Designed to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Has Shown Signs of Relieving Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Pfizer Inc. recently published new research about a pill that can be used to treat ulcerative colitis. The drug called Tofacitinib was originally designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and has been put forward to the United States Food and Drug Administration for approval to be used as a new anti-inflammatory treatment for colitis.

This is great news for long time sufferers of the disease, who’s symptoms can be very painful and often, embarrassing. Ulcerative colitis affects close to three quarters of a million Americans and millions of other people around the world. So this breakthrough knowledge, could be a real blessing for those people who live with the disease.

I think those 194 people who took part in the study deserve a huge thank you, as without them this ‘experiment’ could not have taken place.

Read more on this story in The Wall Street Journal.

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