NFCA Conducting Study on Gluten in Medications
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Jan 27 2012

NFCA Conducting Study on Gluten in Medications

Do you find it difficult to determine whether or not your medication is gluten-free?  Does your pharmacist look at you like you are crazy when you ask about gluten?  As much publicity as gluten has been getting in the food industry, it hasn’t been getting nearly the same amount in the drug industry.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is conducting a study along with St. John’s University College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions.  More about the study:

1/4/2012

Submit your answers to participate in this landmark celiac disease and gluten sensitivity research study.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is working with St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions to study the effect on people who follow a gluten-free diet if they take medicine that contains gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye. The US Food and Drug Administration is funding this research study.

The study has two parts. First, we will conduct this survey, and then we will test some medicines to see if they contain gluten. The results of this survey will help us learn more about people’s experiences, and will help us decide which medicines we will test for gluten. Together these findings could help the medical and scientific communities see that more research and investigation are needed.
People who are following a gluten-free or a wheat-free diet may take this survey, or may have someone take the survey for them. By taking this survey, you are giving permission for you or the subject of the survey to be involved in this research study.
This survey will take between 4 and 15 minutes to complete, depending on your responses.It closes on February 28, 2012.

Information submitted for this survey will be used for this research purpose only. NFCA will never sell or give your information from this survey to a third party or use it for mailing list purposes.

To participate in this study, click here and follow the directions. The study is open until February 28, 2012.  I just completed the survey myself and it took less than 10 minutes to complete.  Keep in mind that the time to complete the survey may differ depending on your answers to the questions asked.  The final report on this research study will be published when it is complete in 2013.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. gail says:

    I have been trying to find a baby aspirin with corn or gluten or lactose..good luck with that ..good luck with making the people who produce apirins to tell you the truth..why can’t they just write what is really in there product. if they are so proud about what they are producing then tell me what kind of starch they use…..

  2. gail says:

    sorry I meant without corn, gluten or lactose..

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