Clinical Trends for March 2017

Ryan Syrek


March 31, 2017

Clinical Trend of the Week (March 11-17): Plaque Psoriasis

A new drug's promising phase 3 trial findings resulted in this week's top search term. With no breakthrough tropical treatment for psoriasis since the 1980s, news that benvitimod, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory topical treatment, was safe and effective dramatically increased searches for the condition. The randomized, multicenter, placebo- and comparator-controlled trial of patients with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis found that rates of clearance or near-clearance among those receiving benvitimod were nearly twice that of the placebo group. This search is likely to remain popular as this potentially significant treatment advances towards approval.

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