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Psorigon Back as “PS-98 Advanced”?
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.
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.
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.
site has been very informative and given me (and therefore Sandy) some
ammunition for her next trip to the quax.
Thanx, -Mike T.
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
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).
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