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Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a type of scarring hair loss that occurs when lichen plaus, a relatively common inflammatory skin disease, affects areas of skin where hair grows. It destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scarring, resulting in permanent hair loss. LPP’s causes and pathology are unknown.
 
The use of low-dose methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis dates back more than 30 years, but despite these decades of clinical use, data on adverse effects have come mostly from observational studies rather than randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the authors say.
Antitrust claims are a product of federal statute, said the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in reinstating a Walgreens and Kroger antitrust lawsuit against J&J over its branded infliximab, Remicade. 
The study compared the stool samples of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) with patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Both groups may have colectomies, but only the patients with UC have inflammation that may return even after surgery.
The guidelines, based on clinical evidence, are a pathway to a shared decision-making process between patients and their physicians, said the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
Ultimately, the Purple Book is supposed to include all Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) regulated products, including transition biological products.
A recent year-in-review article outlines studies published in 2019 about nonmedical switching from originator biologics to biosimilars in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis.
The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top stories for the week of February 17, 2020.
Although the US biosimilar market had a slow start, the booming industry in Europe shows the potential for the market here. However, in order to level the playing field, more policy changes and legislation are needed to prevent originator products from crowding out competitors.
With Trazimera in place, Herceptin now has 3 biosimilar competitiors.

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