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2010-11-08 07:08:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analyses from two Phase 3 clinical trials showed that once every four week subcutaneous injections of SIMPONI(®) (golimumab) 50 mg plus methotrexate resulted in statistically significant improvements in markers of inflammation and structural damage in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with placebo plus methotrexate. Changes in disease activity were measured using the Rheumatoid...

2010-11-06 16:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and world-class professional golfer Phil Mickelson, have entered into a partnership to share Phil's experience with his diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and treatment with Enbrel® (etanercept), and to encourage patients with similar symptoms to visit their doctor for proper assessment and care. "This partnership with Amgen and Pfizer is...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, Abbott/Eisai's Humira has emerged as the market leader, garnering sales of more than $500 million in 2009 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. Despite Humira's later entry to the psoriatic arthritis market behind that of...

2010-10-25 16:09:00

Survey finds emotional impact of the disease greatly affects children PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost half of children with psoriasis surveyed by the National Psoriasis Foundation report being bullied at least once in the last six months. The Psoriasis Foundation surveyed parents of kids with psoriatic disease and found that 44 percent of children have been bullied by their peers, and 38 percent of kids say the abuse was a direct result of their disease. The...

2010-10-19 12:31:21

Discovery may aid in developing new therapies Scientists at the University of Michigan Heath System and their collaborators have found four new DNA "hotspots" that may one day help guide new treatments for psoriasis, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country. Using cutting-edge methods to peer into the hidden genetic underpinnings of the disabling and disfiguring disease, the research, published in Nature Genetics, further maps the as-yet unknown territories of psoriasis and...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed rheumatologists and dermatologists expect they will increase their use of Centocor Ortho Biotech's Simponi as a first-line disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) by the end of 2014 for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. According to the new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Psoriatic Arthritis,...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen and Pfizer today announced the launch of "Psophisticated Style: A Guide to Everyday Style and Psoriasis(TM)," an online resource, providing a wealth of style advice specifically for people with psoriasis. Hosted by Tim Gunn, mentor to the designers on TV's "Project Runway" and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, M.D., the style guide includes five videos, which illustrate various style issues for...

2010-09-02 10:54:46

To study psoriatic disease, University of Michigan scientists receive first 1,250 samples Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in research at the University of Michigan Health System; research that hopes to uncover the unknowns about the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A disabling and disfiguring disease of the immune...

2010-09-01 13:38:00

University of Michigan scientists receive first 1,250 research samples PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the first-ever release of National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in psoriasis research. The samples will allow scientists to uncover the unknowns about the genetics of psoriatic disease and its causes. James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2010-08-11 08:00:00

KENSINGTON, Md., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf star Phil Mickelson announced August 10 that he has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory and potentially debilitating condition that in his case came on quite suddenly, leaving him nearly crippled earlier this summer. "Every joint in my body started to hurt to where I couldn't move," he told a press conference, reported the New York Times. "I would just lay down and couldn't roll over." Mickelson said the...


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