Navigation Links
Psoriasis Cure Now Applauds Record Government Psoriasis Research Funding
Date:2/11/2008

KENSINGTON, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Psoriasis Cure Now," a nonprofit patient advocacy group, today applauded Congress and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for delivering a record $10 million in psoriasis research funding during fiscal year 2007. Psoriasis research has traditionally been underfunded at NIH. Since 1995, NIH funding on other diseases has risen 159% (before inflation), but psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research had been stuck between $5 and $6 million every year from FY 1995 until FY 2006, when it reached $8 million, and now $10 million in FY 2007.

"Psoriasis Cure Now was founded in 2005 because it was disturbing to see psoriasis research funding not even keep pace with inflation as research on other diseases more than doubled," said Michael Paranzino, president of Psoriasis Cure Now. "We are thrilled to see Congress and NIH working to reverse this funding shortfall with the second significant funding increase in a row."

Even after two years of strong growth, psoriasis research at NIH remains $40 million short of what would have been invested in psoriasis research had its funding merely kept pace with NIH's growth since 1995. Psoriasis Cure Now has urged policymakers to increase annual psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research to $20 million by 2010, reflecting the disease's severe impact on millions of Americans and the years that were lost as psoriasis funding languished.

"Many people helped get funding for psoriasis research moving in the right direction," Paranzino added, "from the citizens who wrote letters to and visited with their lawmakers, to leaders like Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Ralph Regula and Jim Gerlach, Chairmen Tom Harkin and David Obey, and Senator Arlen Specter. The NIH and NIAMS leadership also deserve our thanks for supporting valuable research that will lead to treatment breakthroughs in the years ahead. With new research linking psoriasis to increased risk of heart attack and even premature death, continued increases in psoriasis research could not be more timely."

For more information, visit the Psoriasis Cure Now homepage at http://www.psoriasis-cure-now.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Psoriasis Cure Now
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
2. Americas Next Top Model Steps up for Psoriasis Awareness
3. Chicagoland Psoriasis Event Saturday Will Celebrate First National Short Sleeve Day
4. Psoriasis Cure Now Rolls Out First National Short Sleeve Day Saturday
5. DC Psoriasis Event Saturday Will Celebrate First National Short Sleeve Day
6. Salt Lake City Psoriasis Event Saturday Will Celebrate First National Short Sleeve Day
7. San Francisco Psoriasis Event Tonight Will Celebrate First National Short Sleeve Day
8. Promising Phase 3 trial results show biologic therapy ustekinumab significantly improved psoriasis
9. National Psoriasis Foundation Marks World Psoriasis Day With Call to Support Psoriasis Legislation
10. New study shows smoking increases risk of psoriasis
11. $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... , ... TherapySites, the leading website and online ... Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their ... benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, ... the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where ... city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: , , ... , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with free registration ... PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice President of ... Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such as innovative ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening ... industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, ... ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, ... Canada)" report to their offering. ... essential tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure ... at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: