A comparison of psoriasis drug failure rates and reasons for discontinuation in biologics vs conventional systemic therapies.

@article{Levin2014ACO,
  title={A comparison of psoriasis drug failure rates and reasons for discontinuation in biologics vs conventional systemic therapies.},
  author={Adriane Ann Levin and Alice Bendix Gottlieb and Shiu-chung Au},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={
          848-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although biologic therapies have been shown to be more effective than traditional systemic therapies in clinical trials for the treatment of psoriasis, the drug survival time and reasons for discontinuation of biologics in clinical practice have not been compared with those of conventional systemic therapies. DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional. METHODS All patient visits coded for psoriasis (ICD-0 696.1) in the clinical practice of 2 dermatologists from January 1 2008 through… CONTINUE READING

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