Petition Fund the drug Baricitinib on the NHS to treat severe alopecia areata

We ask the Government to fund a drug called Baricitinib on the NHS for the treatment of severe alopecia areata (a chronic autoimmune condition) which has recently been rejected by the NICE committee.

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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition which causes varying severities of hair loss and associated physical and psychosocial symptoms. Those with alopecia universalis lose all of their hair including eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair. This condition has huge detrimental effects on mental health and significantly impacts all aspects of life. This medication is already widely available on the NHS for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. This medication would change people’s lives.

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