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SEP 24, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Amevive, Psoriasis Drug, Shows Promise For Treating Type 1 Diabetes

By Amir Khan A new treatment for type 1 diabetes may lie in an existing drug for other autoimmune diseases, according to a new study, published today in The Lancet. Researchers from the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University found that the drug alefacept, used to treat psoriasis for more than a decade, can also help treat type 1 diabetes and reduce the need for insulin injections. But with the drug manufacturer ceasing production, the finding may serve more as a proof-of-concept than a promising new treatment. Researchers tested alefacept, sold under the brand name Amevive, on ... Read More

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