autoimmune disorders

Will new autoimmune drugs address cost concerns?Find out what’s in the drug pipeline for autoimmune disease.
How to manage pediatric celiac diseaseOngoing lab tests and assessments are important in the management of pediatric celiac patients, according to newly released guidelines.
Assessing the impact of biosimilars on cost, qualityA new report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics finds that biosimilar acceptance will grow and drive change in the healthcare system.
A 'window' into the female immune system
A 'window' into the female immune systemOpportunistic infections tend to invade the female reproductive tract during certain "windows of vulnerability," researchers have found.
Chronically ill patients fearful of unreported drug switching by insurers, PBMsInsurers and pharmacists should not switch effective therapies without patient and physician notification, according to a national survey of stabilized autoimmune patients that explored their perspectives on switching prescribed biological medicines.
Purple papules pop up after antibiotic courseThe mother of a 17-year-old boy frantically brings him to the office for evaluation of an itchy, burning rash that started on his hands 1 hour ago.
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptoms
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Pharma, government, and nonprofit organizations unite in search for new therapiesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH), FDA, 10 biopharmaceutical companies, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and several nonprofit organizations have launched an unprecedented public/private partnership to “transform the current model for developing new diagnostics and treatments by jointly identifying and validating promising biological targets of disease,” announced a recent statement from the NIH.
Neonatal rash is much more than skin deepThe frightened mother of a vigorous, healthy 14-day-old girl brings her daughter to you for an urgent consultation regarding a facial rash that has blossomed since a few subtle spots were noted at birth. What’s your diagnosis?