The Danish Medicines Council has refused to recommend Johnson & Johnson's drug Tremfya as the standard treatment for psioratic arthritis in Denmark - no matter how it is priced.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis which affects 5-30 percent of patients with psoriasis and is characterized by inflamed joints.
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