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The Day Has Come! Happy World Arthritis Day!

October 11th 2017- My first appointment with my new rheumatologist!

While I was nervous thankfully she has a great understanding of Psoriatic Arthritis and my pain. 252 more words

Psoriatic Arthritis

It all started when...

When your self-adopted baby sister sends up a distress flare, you drop everything and fly out to her. At least that’s what I did, finding myself on a beautiful rock smack dab in the middle of an endless blue ocean, contemplating for the umpteenth time how my life would be different had I chosen Maui instead of Seattle. 1,068 more words

Autoimmune

Biosimilar Drugs

As biosimilar drugs are making their ways into the market, I wonder why there is little emphasis on how to deal with these prescription orders in the community.   497 more words

General

On being enough

Yep, this is gonna be one of those heavy deeply introspective Planet Berserk posts. Since I began this blog I have made no secret of the fact that I am mentally ill. 857 more words

Recomposing Myself

I’m trying to take better care of myself these days. After my most recent wicked rheumatoid flareup I determined that if it at all helped with the pain and swelling it was time for a major lifestyle change in the form of an anti-inflammatory diet. 350 more words

Many Biologics used to treat Psoriasis increase the risk of skin cancer

In an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, individuals “with psoriasis who were treated with biologics had an increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.” The risk increased by over 42% in those exposed to the TNF-alpha biololics, which include: 83 more words

Skin Cancer

Frustration Mounts as Sandoz’s Etanercept Biosimilar Launch Delayed into 2018

Call it irritation, exasperation, or frustration, but biosimilar manufacturers and payers alike are feeling it, as the fight over drug patents has barred the way to approval for yet another biosimilar for a costly biologic. 272 more words