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Is Psorigon Back as “PS-98 Advanced”?
from Mike T.

Hi Ed:  Just found your site whilst performing a search for my good lady wife, who has been a P sufferer for 40-odd years.  She's just finished a series of high dose UVB treatments which don't seem to have done anything for her.

Now Sandy was one of those that were duped by the Psorigon thing just before it blew up. [Search on "Psorigon" here for more of the story. -Ed]  Up until it was revealed that it contained steroids she thought it was the best thing since sliced dermatologists.  Her subsequent flare-up was completely unaffected (as well documented on your site) by the use of the PS-98 replacement and she has gone back to the various creams and unguents that she has used since goodness knows when.

However, she recently got a flyer through the post for "PS-98 Advanced" and some of the claims on it have got her excited again, and she asked me to scan the web for any gen that's out there.  I suspect that she will give it a go irrespective of what I find, but if you and your fellow flakers (first time I've encountered that term) know anything about it I'd be very grateful.

Your site has been very informative and given me (and therefore Sandy) some ammunition for her next trip to the quax.  Thanx, -Mike T.


Ed’s Response:  This is the first I’ve heard of it, Mike, but there was some puffery from the manufacturer (or UK supplier?) last year about returning with a product, so maybe this is it.

Surely, after all that’s gone on, they would not be dumb enough to hide another corticosteroid in their unguent.  And if they want to offer a steroid-laced product like Psorigon it’ll require permissions and prescriptions.  If PS-98 Advanced is an over-the-counter product — and they’re being honest about what’s in it — it’s probably some compound between the mostly-worthless original PS-98 and the illegal prescription-strength goo they packaged as Psorigon.  Or ... They are selling a product to be compounded with clobetasol (or some other prescription-strength corticosteroid).  A similar campaign was launched here in the U.S. last year. It involved buying the non-prescription component, compelling a derm to write a prescription for the other half, then taking all this to a compounding pharmacist to do the mix.  Yes, I know what you're thinking ... (there are people under 70 years old who read this site, so I won't print what we're thinking).

We shall see.

Please let us know what happens if your Better Half tries it.  Meanwhile, hopefully we'll hear from others with news and or experiences.  Thanks for the heads-up.  -Ed

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