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March 28, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent (dupilumab), the first biologic medication for adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) for whom other topical treatments have not worked or are not advised. Different from topical or oral medications, biologic drugs or “biologics” are made from proteins typically derived […]

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January 17, 2017 — For the first time, ever, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has begun a process to review the clinical effectiveness and value of two new treatments for atopic dermatitis (AD). ICER is an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates treatments for serious diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis, […]

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December 14, 2016 — People with atopic dermatitis have a new treatment option. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eucrisa (crisaborole), a topical treatment for children and adults with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). Eucrisa works differently than other topical treatments on the market. It is not a steroid or a topical […]

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October 5, 2016 – Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Itching for a Cure walk in LA! More than 100 people across the US joined NEA either virtually or on the UCLA campus to raise over $65,000 to drive research and funding toward a cure for eczema. By stepping together, participants sent a powerful […]

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October 4, 2016 — A recent survey conducted by the National Eczema Association (NEA) in early September revealed at more than 20% of parents and caregivers who responded indicated their children experienced bullying at school, during extracurricular activities or with friends because of eczema. The Dermatology Times highlighted this difficult problem in a recent article, […]

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September 30, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, October 2, 2016 the National Eczema Association (NEA) kicks-off Eczema Awareness Month with their sixth Itching for a Cure fundraising walk. This year’s walk will be held on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and seeks to raise more than $75,000 […]

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September 19, 2016 — When Gideon Park’s young daughter developed eczema, his family looked high and low for answers. “It has been a long, confusing, and heartbreaking year of watching her itch; learning the ins and outs or triggers, trying all sorts of steroids, antihistamines, creams, soaps, and moisturizers; and negotiating conflicting advice.” At NEA, […]

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PRESS RELEASE One in five children with eczema will be bullied this school year due to their disease, according to the National Eczema Association San Rafael, California, September 7, 2016 – Results from a new National Eczema Association (NEA) survey of eczema parents and caregivers show that at least one in five children with eczema, including […]

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Nathan’s journey began in childhood. Just two months old when he was diagnosed with eczema, his symptoms were severe. “I don’t remember thinking about it as a problem when I was very young, I had no other expectations for how things should be,” he said. “But when I was five or six years old, and […]

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By Debbie Byrnes August 18, 2016 — Itching for a Cure (IFAC). It’s a feel-good day surrounded by people who respect you for your perseverance. And it’s the only walk for eczema and helps raise money for research, support, and education. This year, IFAC will take place on Sunday, October 2, in Los Angeles. When […]

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