Patients with severe eczema welcome relief from new drug dupilumab

Herb Bull says the new drug saved his life. Photo: Bryan Anselm for The New York Times The disease is characterised by an itching, oozing rash that can cover almost all of the skin. The constant itch, to say nothing of the disfigurement, can be so unbearable that many patients consider suicide. There has never been a safe and effective treatment. On Saturday, the results of two large clinical trials of a new drug offered hope to those with an uncontrolled moderate to severe form of the disease, atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema. Most patients who got the…
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