Friday, February 27, 2009

Raptiva--Not a Kingdom Hearts monster from the Pride Lands

Our hero Sora doesn't have to wander around the Kingdom Hearts worlds to find a "healing potion" for Psoriasis. Such a disorder simply doesn't exist where he lives and adventures. However, those in the real world who have the disorder do if they have moderate or severe cases.

Psoriasis is a chronic immune system disorder that gives people red, thick, and sometimes nasty rashes throughout their body. People who are fat, have diabetes, or have heart trouble are the most prone to getting it, but it can affect just about anyone as even children are known to get it. In most cases, Psoriasis is mild and is treated with creams. This post is not about them, it's about the moderate and especially severe cases. Creams don't work with these people, so many have turned to the relatively new treatment drug known as Raptiva.

For many people, it has prove to be an effective drug, but the risks associated with the drug have proven to not pay off as much as people would like. The FDA has recently been giving warnings about this popular drug due to it's link to a rare, but often fatal brain disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). In 2008, the FDA required the makers of Raptiva to add a Black Box warning--the most serious warning the FDA uses. More information about the potential side effects of Raptiva can be found here:

If you or a loved one use Raptiva and have suffered any of the debilitating side effects, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Simply visit the site below and either call their number or complete their online form for a free consultation.


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