FDA approves first pill that’s literally filled with human fecal matter
· Apr 28, 2023 · NottheBee.com

You can't even make this stuff up.

The FDA just approved a pill to fight Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) that is literally just filled with other people's poop.

C. diff is a particularly nasty bacteria that results in uncontrollable diarrhea and is responsible for 30,000 to 40,000 deaths in the United States every year.

Most cases of C. diff occur after someone has been on antibiotics for an extended period, wiping out all the naturally occurring bacteria in their gut, allowing C. diff to propagate unabated.

The new pill called Vowst has fecal matter from healthy people and is full of the helpful bacteria that the antibiotics killed off.

Compared to placebo in a double-blind trial it was pretty effective: only 12% on Vowst had C. diff reoccur versus 39% on the placebo.

That's great and all, but mainlining other people's fecal matter just seems unclean.

If I have to do it, I'd rather just have some Ezekiel bread.

Credit: The SacredSandwich

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