There are a number of new biologic options for treating psoriasis, but undertreatment is still a concern, and more long-term data are needed, according to Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE, at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.
Now that investigators have a better understanding of the biological mechanisms of migraine, new treatment and prevention options are making their way to patients and fueling an exciting time for the field, according to a presenter at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.
With the costs of biologic drugs increasing, biosimilars have emerged as an attractive option for containing costs and expanding access to treatment. However, some barriers to wider uptake still need to be addressed, according to a presentation at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.
Because health literacy can have different meanings for patients with different diseases, this review aimed to crystalize a definition in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and emphasize its importance in care planning.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic dominated headlines for much of 2020, and most of the top 5 multiple sclerosis articles of this year discussed the effects of COVID-19 on patients with this disease. Others touched on physician and patient assessments of relapse and potential new treatments for neural damage.
In 2020, the peer-reviewed articles published in the pages of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) that drew the most readers were largely, but not entirely, related to the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis.
This year, the most popular articles and interviews related to the role of inflammation in asthma and other conditions touched on the mechanisms of inflammation, patterns of inhaler use, and the real-world impacts of the monoclonal antibody dupilumab.