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Marshaling The Body's Own Weapons Against Psoriasis | Eurekalert! Science News

psoriasis nails treatment pic of psoriasis Tilo Biedermann and his colleagues then examined samples from the patients' affected skin areas before and after the treatment. The results confirmed the previous experiments: Before treatment with IL-4, the study participants had high levels of IL-23 and IL-17 in their inflamed and itchy skin. After successful treatment, the two substances were barely detectable. The result was that inflammation and psoriatic skin changes had disappeared. "Our study results show that IL-4 very selectively and successfully suppresses inflammation. This therapeutic approach could therefore be very interesting for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases," explains Biedermann. "Moreover, we now have a better understanding of how IL-4 functions as an important 'checkpoint' in the immune system and will be able to better appreciate and exploit its significance in the future." ### Original publication E.
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Celebrity Doctor Paul W. Wallace Speaks at NPF Psoriasis Skin of Color Congressional Briefing In Hopes of Bringing Awareness to a Global Concern

We ensure that patients who need compounds can access them; and where clinically appropriate, we ensure that patients who do not need these compounds can receive effective, more affordable alternatives." Additional Key Findings Drugmaker consolidation and drug shortages also led to increases in traditional drug trend, which rose to 6.4 percent in 2014. Diabetes remains the leading traditional therapy class for a fourth straight year based on total costs; Express Scripts expects double-digit increases in spend in this class over the next three years due to once-weekly oral and injectable drugs in the pipeline. Cost for medications to treat pain increased 15.7 percent in 2014, due in part to new tamper-resistant formulations for opiates. Inflammatory conditions, which include treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, maintained their position as the costliest specialty drug class due to expanded indications and increased prevalence of treatment. The full report is available online at http://Lab.Express-Scripts.com . About Express Scripts Express Scripts manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients. Headquartered in St.
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Connecticut panel delays adding medical marijuana ailments - Washington Times

(AP) - A panel of doctors is waiting to decide whether to add more ailments to the list currently eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Connecticut. The states Medical Marijuana Board of Physicians is weighing whether to add ALS, Fabry disease and ulcerative colitis to the list of 11 diseases and afflictions that can be treated with the drug. The panel decided Wednesday to keep the record open until March 25, providing time for additional written testimony to be submitted. The group agreed to reconvene April 15 to vote on the three conditions. In January, the group voted to add sickle cell disease, a condition known as failed back syndrome, and severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to the current list, which includes afflictions such as cancer and Parkinsons disease.
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AARDA to Host Summit During National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (March)

Im hoping that by speaking in front of Congress, I can help create change. Dr. Wallace added that the total estimated costs of managing psoriasis worldwide is somewhere around $135 billion per year. And for so many under served populations, this amount only pushes them further away from the treatment they so desperately need.
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Boomers, other seniors drive record spending for drugs

Please RSVP by Monday, March 16 to: https://aardasummit.eventbrite.com . About Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune disease disproportionately affects women. Of the 50 million Americans living and coping with ADs, more than 75 percent are women.
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