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Are biologics effective in treating psoriasis?

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Biologics work well for treating psoriasis. In clinical trials, these drugs lowered psoriasis activity by at least 75% in many people.

From: The Latest in Psoriasis Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Callen, J.P.,   2003; vol 49: pp 351-356. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

News release, FDA: "FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira." 

Lebwohl, M.,   2003; vol 49: pp S118-S124. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

Lowes, M.A.,  , 2007; vol 445: pp 866-873. Nature

Nickoloff, B.J.,   2004; vol 113: pp 1664-1675. Journal of Clinical Investigation,

Saini, R.,   2005; vol 11: pp 273-280. Current Pharmaceutical Design,

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Callen, J.P.,   2003; vol 49: pp 351-356. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

News release, FDA: "FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira." 

Lebwohl, M.,   2003; vol 49: pp S118-S124. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

Lowes, M.A.,  , 2007; vol 445: pp 866-873. Nature

Nickoloff, B.J.,   2004; vol 113: pp 1664-1675. Journal of Clinical Investigation,

Saini, R.,   2005; vol 11: pp 273-280. Current Pharmaceutical Design,

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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