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Diclofenac tablets now only available as a prescription medicine
Thu, 15 Jan 2015
Pills in jar

People will no longer be able to purchase diclofenac tablets, used to treat pain and inflammation, from pharmacies without a prescription from their doctor due to the small risk of heart problems the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced today.

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New edition of PAPAA’s journal out today.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 40 front cover

Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 40 is now available. In this latest publication, there are articles covering a wide range of topics, not only for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, but also for those with an interest in both conditions.

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New quality of life surveys to complete
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
Quality of life surveys

In our continual process of learning and understanding the needs of people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, we have created two surveys to gather opinions on how the conditions affect quality of life.

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Real people talking about treatments
Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Pills and treatments

What do people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis think about the treatments they use? In this, a third in a series of short films we catch-up again with a group of individuals who talk about what they've used to treat their conditions, the problems and successes.

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Losing weight improves response to treatment for psoriasis
Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Most people think of obesity as just a fat storage problem.  Eat too many calories and your body will simply convert the excess energy into fat, which is then stored in specialized fat cells.  But although fat cells store energy, this is not all they do for a living.

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Psychological Aspects of psoriasis
Mon, 13 Oct 2014
Image of old celluloid film

In this film, the second in a series of short films, people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis talk about the psychological aspects of psoriasis.

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My psoriasis journey: A new short film.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014
Admit one to see my psoriasis journey

Sharing other peoples’ experiences can often provide a useful insight into living with a chronic disease, and help to reduce the isolation and loneliness associated with conditions such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Setting patient led research priorities
Fri, 08 Aug 2014
Completing paper version of survey
  • Do you have psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis?
  • Would you like to help with research?
  • Do you want to have your say about what is important to you?
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Latest PAPAA Journal available
Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 39 2014 - The Journal of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance

Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 39 is now available. In this issue there are articles on the Global Psoriasis Atlas, an international consortium of organisations formed in a partnership to fill gaps in the understanding of the prevalence and burden of psoriasis.

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Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for PsA
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for psoriatic arthritis

Certolizumab pegol is a treatment for psoriatic arthritis, a medicine that blocks a protein called tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) and helps to reduce swelling and pain.

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