Genetic testing is playing a growing role in diagnosing and treating diseases, particularly when it comes to certain cancers and rheumatic conditions.
Mild to moderate psoriasis is generally treated first with topical corticosteroids and other topical remedies. When the disease is widespread or unresponsive to topical agents, ultraviolet phototherapy may be used at home or in the physician's office.
April FDA Pipeline
Several drug regimens are available for asthmatics, but the key to asthma control is to reduce airway inflammation, and therefore limit the need for short-term rescue medications.
New molecular entities and FDA news
FDA Actions in brief
Second-generation antihistamines best
for mild allergies; plans curb use
of leukotriene modifiers