Survey: Two-thirds of celiac patients want drug therapy

09/18/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of 365 celiac disease patients showed two-thirds were interested in medication to treat the condition, which now is only addressed by adoption of a gluten-free diet. While several clinical trials are underway on drugs for celiac disease, researchers from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York City said the survey also showed patients were concerned about the cost, efficacy and possible side effects of pharmacological treatment.

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