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Ustekinumab accepted by SMC
Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Biologics injection

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ustekinumab for use in patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have failed on, or are unsuitable for, treatment with an anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) drug.

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New target for psoriasis treatment discovered
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
King’s College London psoriasis research.

Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new gene (PIM1), which could be an effective target for innovative treatments and therapies for the human autoimmune disease, psoriasis.

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Research in plain language
Thu, 16 Jan 2014
BAD logo

The January issue of the British Journal of Dermatology sees the launch of a new initiative: plain language summaries of selected studies. The BJD plain language summaries will open up important research to patients who might otherwise be deterred by medical terms and inscrutable language.

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New psoriasis and phototherapy leaflet
Fri, 20 Dec 2013
Psoriasis and phototherapy

PAPAA made available today the latest in its range of information leaflets aimed at people with psoriasis. The new leaflet called Psoriasis and phototherapy, explains what phototherapy is, what treatments are available and where these treatments take place.

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New edition of Skin 'n' Bones Connection
Tue, 17 Dec 2013
Skin 'n' Bones Connection; Issue: 38, 2013.

Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 38 winter 2013. In our latest edition, we have articles about a study on aggressively treating psoriatic arthritis.

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New action on unlicensed herbal medicines
Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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In a move to help people buy and use safe herbal medicines that meet acceptable standards of safety and quality, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that from 30 April 2014, all manufactured herbal medicines will have to be authorised in order to be sold... Read More

New psoriatic arthritis research
Fri, 08 Nov 2013
Dr Philip Helliwell and Dr Laura Coates


Posted on Friday 8th November 2013

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New report calls for radical change for pharmacists
Tue, 05 Nov 2013

A new independent report urges a radical shift in the role of pharmacists towards improving care for those who need it most, reducing the need for costly and disruptive hospital treatment.

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Researcher questions the benefit of copper bracelets
Tue, 17 Sep 2013
MRI of rheumatoid arthritis within joint

For many people who live with arthritis any relief from pain is welcomed. A traditional remedy that people often turn to is the use of copper bracelets

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New prescribing legislation
Tue, 20 Aug 2013
Richmond House London

New legislation introduced that allows physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK to independently prescribe medication to their patients.

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