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Taltz challenges Humira in head to head clinical trial treating psoriatic arthritis
Taltz challenges Humira in head to head clinical trial treating psoriatic arthritis

Eli Lilly and Company shared new data from its 52-week, head-to-head biologic clinical trial pitting its Taltz (ixekizumab) against AbbVie’s longtime blockbuster Humira (adalimumab) in patients with psoriatic arthritis who had not yet tried a biologic. Here’s the bottom line for those of you who just want the answers without Continue Reading…

Cosentyx goes head to head against Humira in psoriatic arthritis…it’s mostly a draw
Cosentyx goes head to head against Humira in psoriatic arthritis…it’s mostly a draw

Two biologics that work on psoriatic disease differently – Cosentyx (drug name secukinumab, an IL-17a inhibitor) and Humira (drug name adalimumab, a TNF-alpha inhibitor) – were recently tested in a study designed and funded by Novartis, the company behind Cosentyx. The study pitted Cosentyx against Humira for 52 weeks in Continue Reading…

New patient registry PsoProtect for those battling both psoriasis and COVID-19/coronavirus could help provide treatment insights to both ailments
New patient registry PsoProtect for those battling both psoriasis and COVID-19/coronavirus could help provide treatment insights to both ailments

Scientists and physicians in the UK, working with an international coalition of experts and organizations, have launched a web-based registry that will gather health information on people with psoriasis who develop confirmed or suspected COVID-19/coronavirus. The results, if enough doctors participate, could provide important information in the treatment of both Continue Reading…

Do I need to worry about links between psoriasis and Alzheimer’s disease?
Do I need to worry about links between psoriasis and Alzheimer’s disease?

You may have seen the headlines: “Psoriasis tied to higher Alzheimer’s disease risk.” Great. Just another thing to worry about thanks to psoriasis, right? But when you dig into the research, you realize it’s mostly just the usual media hype: there’s no need to panic the next time you misplace Continue Reading…

Coronavirus, COVID-19, and psoriasis: what you need to know
Coronavirus, COVID-19, and psoriasis: what you need to know

Short summary, with June 17 update • Take seriously the social distancing, hand-washing, face covering, and other recommendations from the CDC so we can stop the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus. It is NOT over yet. • Those with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis should check in with their doctor to ask if Continue Reading…

Methotrexate by injection, rather than by pill, getting more attention as treatment option

Methotrexate, the decades-old psoriasis treatment still commonly prescribed for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, is getting more attention recently as evidence seems to be building that injecting methotrexate under the skin may be superior to oral administration for psoriasis patients. But as with so many other treatment issues, it is not Continue Reading…