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What were some of the older treatments for psoriasis compared to the newer treatments?

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In the 1960s and '70s, new info about how the immune system -- your body's defense against germs -- plays a role in psoriasis led to several new treatments. Drugs like corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and methotrexate became mainstays for managing the disease. For the next few decades, though, advances in treatment slowed down.

Thanks to recent progress in research, that's ancient history. New biologic therapies work well to treat psoriasis, and other new treatments are close to FDA approval.

From: The Latest in Psoriasis Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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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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