TITLE

new drugs for psoriasis might be lifesavers

AUTHOR(S)
Steinmehl, Eric; Martin, Adam
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Health (Time Inc. Health);Mar2004, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on biologics, a drug for treating psoriasis. Annual cost of the treatment; Percentage of people with psoriasis who consider committing suicide; Description of psoriasis.
ACCESSION #
12339430

 

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