L & # 39;AIFAThe Italian Pharmaceutical Association announced that since August it is no longer found in Italian pharmacies Costan, a cheap but effective and irreplaceable drug for those with Crohn's disease.
Patients, especially those who underwent surgery, called the pharmacies of all regions, asked the ASLs and the hospitals for help, desperately trying to contact the Ministry of Health. But, as approved by the Italian pharmaceutical agency (AIFA) website, the blanks are due to manufacturing problems related to the supply of the active ingredient and are due to end on February 28.
"We do not have an alternative medicine, which doctors say, especially for us who have been infected with Crohn's disease, because a bag of drugs is essential … Without this medicine we are disabled, we have to stay home because we need continuous services," says Margherita Guafrini , A Lucca patient looking for the Costran all over Italy, like many others suffering from the same pathology.
"The advice on the site of AIFA is to get alternative medicine from the doctor, explains Guasparini, or ask a health facility to buy it abroad, but the drug does not correspond to the name of the overseas application and there were no answers that even outside of Italy is".
Crohn's disease It's one Inflammatory pathology chronic Autoimmune Of the digestive system. Causes a variety of problematic symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. It occurs more often in young people between 20 and 25 years of age and older than 65 years. The causes of this disease are still clogged. And precisely because of this lack of knowledge it is difficult to find an effective treatment to recover from it.
Questran. And now they are waiting for at least one signal coming from the Ministry of Health.
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that can affect any part of the digestive system, causing a wide range of symptoms also important.
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