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A class of drugs known as biologics are offering new hope to people who suffer from this severe form of psoriasis.

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Psoriasis Symptoms: His Versus Hers

Friday June 21, 2013

Does gender play a role in psoriasis? While the disease affects both women and men, new research suggests that men experience more severe symptoms compared to women. The study included 2,294 Swedish patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis.

The study, published in PLOS One, is available in full for free here.

Is there a Link Between Body Weight and Psoriasis?

Friday June 21, 2013

Research from Northwestern University suggests there may be a connection, at least in young children. When researchers looked at 409 pediatric psoriasis patients, they found a correlation between plaque psoriasis, the most common form, and excess weight. This is worrisome because factors such as high body mass index (obesity), as well as high waist-to-height ratio, are potential predictors of future heart disease. Read more about the health risks related to childhood obesity here.

Further research into the impact of psoriasis on childhood body mass is underway.

Kim Kardashian Has Psoriasis

Friday September 16, 2011

Kim Kardashian

Recently revealed on theáKeeping Up With the Kardashians TV show: Celebrity Kim Kardashian has psoriasis. She and her sister initially guessed it might be ringworm until a dermatologist diagnosed it correctly. Kim was shocked.

According to theáNational Psoriasis Foundation, Kardashian said "I'd heard of psoriasis before because my mom has always had it, but she didn't have red flaky dots all over her," says Kim, 30, about her psoriasis.

Read more to find out if psoriasis is generally considered a genetic disorder.

Safety Alert: Methotrexate Recall

Friday October 29, 2010

The FDA has issued a safety alert for some vials of methotrexate, which may contain small flakes of glass. Sandoz is recalling the following products:

Product : Methotrexate Injection, USP, 50mg/2mL
NDC Number : 66758-040-02 (10 vial pack) and 66758-040-01 (Individual vial)

Lot Number
Label Type
Exp Date
92395606 Parenta 12/2010
92760803 Parenta 2/2011
92965104 Parenta 3/2011
92965106 Parenta 3/2011
92965904 Parenta 4/2011
93255704 Parenta 6/2011
93502204 Parenta 7/2011
93635404 Parenta 8/2011
93681704 Parenta 8/2011
93794904 Sandoz 9/2011
95198604 Sandoz 10/2011
95357804 Sandoz 12/2011
95537704 Sandoz 1/2012
95987004 Sandoz 3/2012

Product : Methotrexate Injection, USP, 250mg/10mL
NDC Number : 66758-040-08 (10 vial pack) and 66758-040-07 (Individual vial)

Lot Number
Label Type
Exp Date
92395703 Parenta 12/2010
92760903 Parenta 2/2011
92965203 Parenta 3/2011
92966003 Parenta 4/2011
93255803 Parenta 6/2011
93502303 Parenta 7/2011
93635503 Parenta 8/2011
93795003 Sandoz 9/2011
95198703 Sandoz 10/2011
95357903 Sandoz 12/2011

If you have one of the affected vials, call the dedicated Methotrexate Recall Hotline at 1-888-896-4565 (staffed around the clock) or email Sandoz.methotrexaterecall@gencopharma.com. If you have already used some of the methotrexate and have experienced any side effects that you think might be related to the recall, contact your doctor right away.

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