In the news: Londoners pioneer new Crohn's drug

Canadians, who suffer some of the world’s highest rates of Crohn’s disease, have a new treatment, thanks to London ­researchers.

Health Canada has approved a drug called Entyvio that, at least in theory, carries less risk than other front-line drugs because it directly targets inflammation in the digestive tract rather than suppress the immune system throughout the body.

Dr. Brian Feagan, a professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and CEO of Robarts Clinical Trials at Robarts Research Institute, led the research efforts.

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