Psoriasis

Risankizumab outperforms secukinumab at one year
October 27, 2020

A phase 3b study investigating the efficacy and safety of risankizumab compared to secukinumab showed positive results, with risankizumab demonstrating noninferiority to secukinumab at week 16, and superiority at week 52.

FDA expands golimumab indication
October 02, 2020

The U.S. FDA has approved to expand the indication for golimumab (SIMPONI ARIA, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson) to include it was a treatment for active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in pediatric patients 2 years and older.

AAD, NPF guidelines urge liver disease monitoring in psoriasis patients
September 25, 2020

The latest guidelines for psoriasis from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation recommend physicians monitor their patients for liver disease when prescribed medication for psoriasis, such as methotrexate.

FDA, EMA accepts marketing applications for bimekizumab in psoriasis
September 22, 2020

UCB announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have accepted the Biologics License Application and Marketing Authorization Application for bimekizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults.

Skin of color patients lacking in phase 3 psoriasis trials
September 17, 2020

An overwhelming majority of subjects in phase 3 psoriasis clinical trials are Caucasian, leaving unanswered questions about how one’s ethnicity or race might impact the safety and efficacy of today’s psoriasis treatments, according to a research letter published August 7 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Sonelokinab demonstrates positive results in phase 2 psoriasis study
September 16, 2020

Merck announces positive results from its phase 2b trial evaluating sonelokinab, an investigational anti-IL-17 A/F nanobody, in adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

Labeling improves patient understanding of psoriasis topical regimens
September 16, 2020

Color-coded and picture labeling on topical psoriasis medications improved psoriasis patients’ knowledge and understanding of how to correctly use the medications, according to a study published April 10 in the Journal of Pharmacy and BioAllied Sciences.

MC2 Therapeutics collaborates EPI Health on newly approved psoriasis topical
September 02, 2020

MC2 Therapeutics and EPI Health announce they have entered into a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate, w/w 0.005%/0.064% (Wynzora Cream), a newly U.S. FDA-approved topical treatment for plaque psoriasis in adults.

Phase 3 trials show tapinarof cream, safe effective for plaque psoriasis
August 27, 2020

Dermavant announces positive results from its two identical phase 3 trials investigating tapinarof cream 1% for treatment of plaque psoriasis in adult patients.

Mirikizumab beats secukinumab in phase 3 plaque psoriasis study
August 26, 2020

Eli Lilly’s mirikizumab demonstrates superiority over secukinumab (Cosentyx, Novartis) as a treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to recently released results from the OASIS-2 study.