Obviously, this new drug was invented by a Democrat. Why would I say that? Because Democrats have been feeding us crap for years. I don’t know about you, but there are some things we just don’t need to recycle. It could create a new level of slang, like, I gotta go to the laboratory and download some medicine. All joking aside, how anxious are you about taking medicine made by other people’s doo doo? And where are they going to get all this poop from?
Maybe it will sell if it is cross marketed. Instead of human feces why not make it out of polar bear dung? You could then say, “Buy our drugs and help save an endangered feces. Nah, the pills would be too big to swallow. The FDA has given its approval for the pills, Vowst, to be used by adults aged 18 and older who have a history of repeated infections with Clostridium difficile, a kind of bacteria that can cause severe cases of nausea, cramps, and diarrhea.
Read the news release below:
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vowst, the first fecal microbiota product that is taken orally. Vowst is approved for the prevention of recurrence of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection (CDI) in individuals 18 years of age and older, following antibacterial treatment for recurrent CDI.
“Today’s approval provides patients and healthcare providers a new way to help prevent recurrent C. difficile infection,” said Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “The availability of a fecal microbiota product that can be taken orally is a significant step forward in advancing patient care and accessibility for individuals who have experienced this disease that can be potentially life-threatening.”
CDI, caused by the bacterium C. difficile, is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the United States and is associated with 15,000 to 30,000 deaths annually. The human intestinal tract contains millions of microorganisms, often referred to as the “gut flora,” or “gut microbiome.” Certain situations, such as taking antibiotics to treat an infection, may change the balance of microorganisms in the gut, allowing C. difficile to multiply and release toxins causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, and in some cases, organ failure and death. Other risk factors that can increase the risk of CDI include age over 65 years, hospitalization, nursing home residency, a weakened immune system and/or a previous history of CDI. After recovering from CDI, individuals may get the infection again—often multiple times—a condition known as recurrent CDI. The risk of additional recurrences increases with each infection and treatment options for recurrent CDI are limited. The administration of fecal microbiota is thought to facilitate restoration of the gut flora to prevent further episodes of CDI.
I can see bums on skid row with a butterfly net, scavenging from local toilets for extra cash. San Francisco would become rich overnight just by harvesting the local streets.