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NICE recommends plaque psoriasis contender for NHS use

04:33 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Pharmafile

The use of Almirall’s psoriasis drug Skilarence (dimethyl fumarate) on the UK’s NHS is one step closer after NICE gave draft guidance recommending its use in moderate to severe plaque forms of the disease in adult patients for whom other systemic non-biological treatments are not applicable.

The institute based its decision on trial data which indicated that Skilarence was effective at improving the condition compared to placebo. However, it failed to prove as effective as existing systemic biological therapies, as well as Celgene’s drug Otzela (apremilast).

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