When Howard Chang, 50, first learned about biologic treatments for psoriasis almost 20 years ago, he was eager to give them a try. Now they’re a mainstay in his overall treatment plan.
Chang was first diagnosed with psoriasis around age 8. He tried lots of different treatments, including tar, phototherapy, topical creams and ointments, steroids, and oral medications.
“I definitely was always looking for the next new treatment, given that it was so hard for me to find anything that was effective,” Chang says.
He hoped biologics would provide much needed relief.
What Are Biologics?
Biologic drugs — often called biologics or biologic medications –…