AAD Roundup: Sun Sets Sights On Psoriasis As Competitive Pressures Mount
Sun presented new data on its IL-23 inhibitor tildrakizumab, pending US FDA approval, at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting. Novartis and others – all competing for payers' dollars – also try to make the case for their products.
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