No. There is no pill for celiac disease. Could this be what makes it one of the most misdiagnosed diseases in our country?
If doctors and drug companies made money from gluten free cookies, perhaps we’d have more thorough screening. However, since there is no profit-making pharmaceutical remedy for this disease, it seems that much of the medical establishment has been remiss in treating people suffering from this fairly common malady –some studies show that 1% of the US population has celiac disease.
In today’s Los Angeles Times, Heather Abel discusses the angst-filled journey to discovering she had celiac. She also touches upon the romance between docs and big pharma and how this unholy alliance makes celiac such a “challenging” disease to diagnose.