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What are some drawbacks for biologics that treat psoriasis?

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Biologics can be expensive. Though they're safe for most people, they could also raise your chances of infection, cancer, and other complications. Your doctor will need to keep close tabs on you to make sure you stay healthy.

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

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 08, 2019

SOURCES:

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

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 08, 2019

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