Archive for the ‘psoriasis’ Category

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…

Tremfya approval in U.S. for psoriatic arthritis looks likely
Tremfya approval in U.S. for psoriatic arthritis looks likely

Tremfya (guselkumab), is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulators elsewhere for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It is an IL-23 inhibitor that is very successful at improving skin psoriasis. It was approved in Europe in 2019 for active psoriatic arthritis, Continue Reading…

Company behind Humira and Skyrizi asks regulators to green-light Rinvoq for psoriatic arthritis
Company behind Humira and Skyrizi asks regulators to green-light Rinvoq for psoriatic arthritis

AbbVie, the North Chicago company behind the longtime blockbuster biologic Humira (adalimumab) and the new biologic Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa), has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its European counterpart to approve its rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug Rinvoq (upadacitinib) for psoriatic arthritis. Rinvoq is a JAK inhibitor administered as Continue Reading…

Our new “Psoriasis Journey” campaign is rolling out
Our new “Psoriasis Journey” campaign is rolling out

Our new Psoriasis Journey campaign is rolling out now to prep for for an official June 8, 2020 launch. On that date, our volunteer patient with severe psoriasis is going to begin one of the cutting-edge psoriasis treatments we’ve been hearing so much about. You can follow along with his Continue Reading…

Want to try an experimental psoriasis treatment for your skin or scalp?
Want to try an experimental psoriasis treatment for your skin or scalp?

Before a doctor can prescribe a treatment, it goes through years of research and testing, including multiple rounds of clinical trials, using volunteer patients to test a potential treatment’s safety and effectiveness. The clinical trials are developed in consultation with government regulators (here, the US Food and Drug Administration, or Continue Reading…

What is ALZUMAb? It’s the psoriasis biologic no one in America has heard of
What is ALZUMAb? It’s the psoriasis biologic no one in America has heard of

Ever heard of Enbrel? Humira? How about ALZUMAb? ALZUMAb (drug name itolizumab) is a “humanized anti-CD6 monoclonal antibody” for adults with active moderate to severe psoriasis. It has a different mechanism of action than the biologics available in the US, Europe, and Japan. It’s only available in India, where it 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…

Amgen to test Otezla as possible COVID-19 coronavirus treatment
Amgen to test Otezla as possible COVID-19 coronavirus treatment

Biotech giant Amgen, known in the psoriasis world for its longtime blockbuster Enbrel (etanercept), a biologic used in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, has announced that the company “plans to study psoriasis drug Otezla as a potential treatment for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.” Continue Reading…

“Fail first” insurance mandates not just a problem for U.S. psoriasis patients

“Fail first” policies are one of the mandates imposed by some U.S. health insurers to reduce their costs. They require that people with psoriasis (and other serious diseases) try older and inferior – and often less safe – treatments before they can access the 21st century treatments that work best. Continue Reading…