Abbott Receives Positive Opinion from CHMP for HUMIRA Use in Pediatric
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(NYSE) today announced that the () has adopted a positive opinion for ® (adalimumab) for the treatment of aged six to 17 years with severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) who failed, are intolerant to or have contraindications to conventional therapy. Following the ’s positive opinion, a final decision from the European Commission is anticipated in the next several weeks. Upon final decision, HUMIRA will be the only biologic in the (EU) for the treatment of pediatric CD offering at-home administration.Pediatric CD is a chronic, debilitating condition of the (GI) tract that affects up to 200,000 children worldwide(i,ii) CD most commonly involves the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the .(iii) In addition to symptoms such as , weight loss and (i) pediatric CD can affect children in several ways, including potentially contributing to malnutrition, failure to grow and/or .(i,iv)(c) 2012 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.Maximize your portfolio – Download the “5 Emerging Markets ETFs: Financial Power For The 21st Century” eBook by Benzinga’s ETF Professor HERE.

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About Rob Hill

In 1994, Rob was a fit, healthy 23-year-old, an amateur runner and athlete. Until that time, he had never really been sick. He didn’t even have a regular doctor. When the illness started, it progressed rapidly. Daily diarrhea. Sustained stomach cramps. The diagnosis was Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory condition of the digestive tract. It got worse, and his weight plummeted from 185 to 105 pounds. After a year and a half, it became clear that his large intestine, his colon, needed to be removed. Rob decided he had to do something about it. The Seven Summits campaign, which we call “No Guts Know Glory” grew from Rob’s love of sport, adventure and the outdoors. By taking it to the extreme, and on a global basis, Rob hopes to show people everywhere that having these diseases or having an ostomy, like Rob does, shouldn’t stop you from leading a full life. You may not be able to climb mountains, but there are so many other things you can do. To further this goal, Rob started the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS), from his home base in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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