Did you know that August is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month? It’s a type of severe skin reaction that often involves admission to a burn unit for treatment. We’ve got some ideas on how you can help spread awareness below. We also have information about a new orphan drug designation that may be a possible treatment option for pancreatic cancer. And finally, you won’t want to miss the documentary, “My Disease, Our Revolution,” which chronicles one patient’s push to get a common household sweetener into a clinical trial for potentially improving Parkinson’s symptoms. We hope you enjoy your weekend!
The goal of this event is to elevate awareness about Stevens-Johnson syndrome among the general public and in the broader medical community.
SM-88, also known as racemetyrosine, was awarded the designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for pancreatic cancer.
The documentary “My Disease Our Revolution” came out on July 29th, showing how one patient’s idea made it to trials when the internet responded.