Home Phototherapy and Office Phototherpy from National Biological Corporation

Psoriasis biologic drug treatments cost more than a house

Recently approved Biologic drug treatments for severe psoriasis cost more than the average annual house payment according to a recently published article. The May 2006 issue of Managed Care Magazine cited the 30 year total cost of these therapies ranging from $172,000 to $320,000.

In the same article, home UVB Phototherapy, a newer form of an established treatment, is shown to cost only $7,000 over the same 30 year time period with an equally effective profile yet with decades of safe use. With these compelling economics, the article urges Managed Care Organizations (MCO) to modify their benefit structures to encourage home Phototherapy as the first treatment option for severe psoriasis. The article’s author, Tom Morrow M.D. questions the rationale for MCO’s paying for Biologics and the equivalent of a house payment for these patients, while making it difficult for members to obtain a safe, effective, economical and physician controlled treatment that can be done in their home in the form of home UV-B treatments. < view article>

National Biological Corporation, the inventor of home Phototherapy established in 1967, is the world’s largest manufacturer of clinical and home Phototherapy equipment for the treatment of skin disease including severe psoriasis. The company’s products have been listed with the Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

TUV GSA Compliance Team