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Targeting much more than ‘influenza of the skin’ – New biologic for chronic plaque psoriasis set to be PBS listed

A new targeted biologic for the estimated 19,000 Australian adults living with severe chronic plaque psoriasis1 will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on February 1, 2019 for those who meet the reimbursement criteria. ILUMYA™ (tildrakizumab) belongs to a new class of biologic medicines, known as interleukin (IL) inhibitors, that specifically block a…

January 27, 2019
Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable, saving patients up to $32,600 per year. The medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The medicine would cost around…

January 27, 2019

You may find that psoriasis affects not only your skin, but how you feel and your quality of life. It’s important to remember that psoriasis isn’t something you have to go through alone.   The Get Psorted Get Connected peer support program connects you with a trained peer supporter who understands what it’s like to…

August 2, 2018
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World Psoriasis Day – 29 October
December 5, 2017
Psoriasis Australia is looking for your story

You are one of 125 million people around the world suffering from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis or a family member or colleague of someone suffering from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis Australia is asking you to document your story. We want you to tell us about the lows, highs (if any), treatment methods, and any…

June 6, 2017
What type of psoriasis do you have?

Many people think that psoriasis is a single skin condition. There are 5 major types of psoriasis, and knowing more about your type will have you make more informed decision about you treatment methods. Each type of psoriasis has very distinct characteristics and symptoms that can appear on the skin in a variety of ways….

June 1, 2017
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Could your skin be causing your joint pain?

It’s your body’s largest organ, but how many of you stop and consider your skin when it comes to your overall health and wellbeing? Your skin is often the first to reveal you could be suffering a disease or an ailment. One such indicator is psoriasis. “Psoriasis is a genetic condition and currently there are…

May 31, 2017
Psoriasis Myths and Misconceptions

There are many myths surrounding psoriasis, the main being that it is a contagious condition. These myths and misconceptions do not help anyone who suffers from psoriasis. Instead, they can increase the burden of what is often already an emotionally distressing and physically painful condition. Myth: Psoriasis is contagious Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that…

October 2, 2016
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