Vol. 1 No. 9 (2021)
Health Technology Reviews

Newer Biologics for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

Published September 21, 2021

Key Messages

  • Eight systematic reviews with network meta-analysis were identified that compared newer biologics with older biologics in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. There was extensive overlap of primary studies across the systematic reviews and network meta-analyses.
  • Newer biologics such as secukinumab, ixekizumab, brodalumab and risankizumab were more favourable compared to older biologics (adalimumab, etanercept, and ustekinumab) in reaching 90% or 100% skin clearance, as measured with the Psoriasis Area Severity Index. The risk of side effects was similar between the newer and older biologics.