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Research Letter
September 15, 2021

Out-of-Pocket Costs of Specialty Medications for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment in the Medicare Population

Author Affiliations
  • 1Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(10):1239-1241. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.3616

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 8 million people in the US and is associated with significant comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and psoriatic arthritis.1 Psoriatic arthritis occurs in approximately 1 in 5 patients with psoriasis and may cause irreversible joint damage if untreated.2

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