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Working Toward a Cure: The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Posted by Jim Davis on Jan 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In November 2016, I was honored to be asked to join the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR). The foundation began in 1999 as a grassroots organization, and now has expanded their efforts and impact to become the leader in supporting sarcoidosis research. I'm looking forward to using my experiences both as a sarcoidosis patient and in drug safety to contribute to the mission. Please visit www.stopsarcoidosis.org for more information. 

I originally wrote the post below for the FSR blog. The original can be seen here

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Topics: Drug Safety, sarcoidoisis

I’m Not Only the Executive Vice President of AdverseEvents, I’m Also a Patient

Posted by Jim Davis on Sep 5, 2013 3:38:00 PM

Remember the commercial back in the 80’s for Hair Club for Men? Take a quick look, it’s worth it, we’ll wait… It is brilliant piece of marketing where you know the president cares about his company and believes in his product because he tells you he is also a member of his elite hair growing club. Although our president and founder, Brian Overstreet is probably going to get mad at me for comparing AEI to HCM, I indeed am not only our Executive Vice President, but I’m also a patient.

In October of 2011, I was kind of diagnosed with Sarcoidosis (or Sarcoid) and/or Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). The “kind of” and “and/or” is used as a modifier because I was presenting symptoms of both, but there was no clear cut evidence of either. Finally, a bronchcoscopy confirmed the Sarcoid diagnosis, but didn’t explain the intense back pain. To add to the confusion, I have the HLA-B27 genetic marker which is highly correlated to AS.

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Topics: Ibuprofen, pateints, indomethicin, omeprozole, sarcoidoisis, sulindac, allopurinol, Ankylosing Syndrome

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