PBS approval for the most effective Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema treatment. Dupilumab.
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Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a serious and debilitating skin condition that torments hundreds of thousands of Australians. I have spent the best part of 45 years trying every treatment and failing.
Six months ago I became one of ten Australians to receive a new medical treatment - Dupilumab, for my chronic eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) condition. Within 2 weeks I was around 95% clear of skin infection and experienced no itch. I was able to sleep without tossing, turning and scratching all night.
Today I look back at my 45 years of life with chronic eczema and wonder how I tolerated that level of torture for so long. For the past few years, it almost got too much to bear. Thankfully I was fortunate enough to receive the help I needed in time.
Dupilumab has been presented to the Australian Health Departments 'PBS' program twice. It has been knocked back twice. Without PBS approval, this treatment will cost tens of thousands per person per year. With PBS approval, this treatment is within reach of most Australians.
Dupilumab is the first major medical breakthrough in dermatitis in more than 30 years. It's effectiveness is life changing.
I am looking for support from people who suffer from Atopic dermatitis or eczema and from people with friends and family that suffer from this condition.
By signing this petition, we can show the Australian Government how serious, chronic and damaging this condition can be.
I have also created a facebook page to add to this cause. If you would like to share your struggle with dermatitis, I want to hear it. I will collect your stories and present them alongside the results of this petition.
The facebook page is called 'Eczema - dermatitis 2019 treatment awareness Australia'.
Your contribution and sharing of this petition is greatly appreciated.
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