Oral options not keeping up with biologics

March 5, 2015

Researchers analyzed emerging oral drugs for psoriasis and concluded “… the development of new oral treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis has not kept pace with biologic therapies.

In a study published online February 3, 2015 in Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs, researchers analyzed emerging oral drugs for psoriasis and concluded “… the development of new oral treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis has not kept pace with biologic therapies. There continues to be a need for safe and effective long-term oral therapies.”

Researchers reviewed oral treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis, including methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine and apremilast.

Reference

Mahmood T, Zaghi D, Menter A. Emerging oral drugs for psoriasis. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2015;1-12. [Epub ahead of print]