Hebrew U. develops psoriasis ointment

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The new ointment, which will be known commercially as Silkis, has been proven in clinical trials to "wipe out" the patches and scales in three to six weeks of use; if the condition recurs, treatment for a day or two relieves it again.

The new ointment is derived from a generic drug prescribed for osteoporosis and other conditions, called calcitriol, developed some 30 years ago.