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As patents for the biologic agents reach their expiration dates, dermatologists must prepare for the coming of biosimilars. These agents have been deemed "highly similar" to their reference products in a process outlined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2016, the FDA approved 3 biosimilars for various indications including plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, biosimilars are not the same as small-molecule generics because they have a complex manufacturing process that makes it impossible to produce identical products to their reference products. Therefore, should biosimilars be granted FDA approval for the same indications as their reference products? Furthermore, can biosimilars automatically be substituted for the branded drug at the pharmacy level? Putting aside these technical concerns, physicians must focus on the impact of biosimilars on patient care. These agents will have to be integrated into a complex health care system comprised of drug developers, employers, payers, and drug formularies.
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As many biosimilars come to market in the next several years, their use in oncology will play an important role in the future care of patients with cancer. ASCO is committed to providing education and...
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Psoriasis is associated with many comorbidities. An understanding of these comorbidity patterns can help foster better care of patients with psoriasis.
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The objective of this study is to analyze the factors influencing the medical and non-medical direct costs of patients treated with biotherapy during the last twelve months (infliximab or ...
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Interdigital psoriasis (psoriasis alba) is atypical and rare form of psoriasis that is often missed as it is commonly mistaken for either dermatoses or fungal infection.In this study we ob...
There is an unmet medical need for safe, effective oral therapy for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. CC10004 will be evaluated in a controlled setting of a clinical study. The information o...
A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.
A method of providing future reproductive opportunities before a medical treatment with known risk of loss of fertility. Typically reproductive organs or tissues (e.g., sperm, egg, embryos and ovarian or testicular tissues) are cryopreserved for future use before the medical treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) begins.
A topical anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used in DERMATOSES, skin allergies, PSORIASIS, etc.
A glucocorticoid used topically in the treatment of DERMATITIS; ECZEMA; or PSORIASIS. It may cause skin irritation.
An anthracene derivative that disrupts MITOCHONDRIA function and structure and is used for the treatment of DERMATOSES, especially PSORIASIS. It may cause FOLLICULITIS.
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