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Each year, thousands of doctors, scientists, students, industry and patient advocacy groups like National Eczema Association, gather to hear the latest research and standards of medical care in dermatology at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting. Atopic dermatitis is a hot field of study. Here’s some highlights from this year’s AAD meeting. Biologic […]

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February 21, 2017 — There are dozens of new drugs in development for atopic dermatitis (AD). Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-steroidal topical treatment, Eucrisa for mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. This March, the FDA is expected to approve dupilumab, the first biologic drug for adults with moderate to […]

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Pain and poor sleep – two symptoms common to people with atopic dermatitis. When these symptoms spin out of control, every part of one’s life is impacted. To find out more about why and how pain and sleep problems affect people with atopic dermatitis, the National Eczema Association funded three studies in these areas as […]

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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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The HBO mini-series called “The Night Of” is about a complicated murder case set in New York City. It’s about the transformation of a young Pakistani-American man from a “nice guy” to a Riker’s Island criminal. It’s also about eczema. And how this condition can affect every part of a person’s life. Actor John Turturro […]

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November 17, 2016 – According to a new Understand AD survey of 505 American adults (18 years of age and older) who self-reported being diagnosed with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, results show that the disease goes beyond physical signs and symptoms and negatively impacts their lives socially and psychologically. The results, unveiled during Eczema Awareness Month, […]

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October 28, 2016 – Did you know that 1 in 10 children in the US have eczema? With so many children struggling to live with eczema, we wanted to hear from our members how eczema directly impacts the quality of life of their school-age children, and their entire family. So this past August, we asked NEA parents […]

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October 18, 2016 – Joanna Dobos is the mother of 4 sons who have severe eczema. While her children face various challenges in managing their eczema symptoms, she has also focused on their self-esteem. “It is very important to help my boys learn to accept themselves,” she said. Last spring her youngest son asked her to […]

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October 17, 2016 – NEA wants to hear from you! If you are a parent or caregiver of a child under 18, we invite you to participate in this survey to help us better understand your interest and preferences in drug development for children with eczema. The information you provide will inform a guidance document that will […]

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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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