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Will We Ever Have A Cure For Psoriasis?

I am going to say no. I have been waiting for 60 years. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy about all the new medications that keep coming down the pipeline. But, what are these medications doing to us? One stops working, we go to another one.

I'm taking a guess and saying we don't have a cure because no one has figured out what causes PsO yet. This disease doesn't discriminate, it attacks everyone.

You can put 100 people in a room and you best believe that every single person will require a different treatment plan. They have just not figured out what is the cause.

What are your thoughts on this? Will we ever get relief? We would love to hear from you.

  1. This is such a loaded question, . It always amazes me how far we've come with new information and technology but still struggle to find a cure, let alone the cause of certain illnesses. I sadly believe sometimes that even if we did discover a cure, would we even hear about it or be able to afford and have access to it? Healthcare is a money powerhouse industry, and unfortunately, sometimes making as much money as possible by allowing us to be sick turns out to be more profitable than helping us. There's a lot that goes into it but as you said, any new push forward is a positive one and I only can hope that with each push we get closer and closer to an answer. -Latoya (Team Member)

    1. Hello , I agree with you 100%. We have come a long way. Back in the day, we had one commercial for psoriasis. Now, I can't keep up with them, there are so many. You hit it on the nose that healthcare is a money powerhouse industry. My latest medication is around $175,000 to $200,000 a year and my co-pay is $8,000. Need I say more? Thanks for chiming in.

      1. OMG, $175-200k! That is a ridiculous amount of money! And that's just for one person like yourself. I can only imagine the billions of dollars when you start to think about medication costs on a wider scale. You gave me more to think about on this alone and I see why this is such a huge discussion. I guess there is some appreciation for insurance there. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're doing well! -Latoya (Team Member)

        1. Hello , I retired recently. I always had good insurance at work, so I never had to think about the cost of medication. Now, I see why so many baby boomers are still working. We can't afford to pay for our medication. My husband and I both take diebetes medication. We pay over $800 a month for that. They call these tier 4 medications. This is another whole story. We both get Medicare.

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