Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH: The State of IBD Care at ACG

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The approval of risankizumab represents the first IL-23 approved for IBD.

With the approval of risankizumab (SKYRIZI) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first interleukin-23 (IL-23) medication approved for patients with Crohn's disease,there may be a new wave of drug development for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Many clinicians and researchers are excited about the possibility of new IL-23’s for both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

But there are also other treatment options emerging, which is a lot of the discussion at the 2022 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Meeting in Charlotte.

In an interview with HCPLive®, Jordan E. Axelrad, MD, MPH, NYU Langone, talked about the approval of risankizumab, the comparison between ustekinumab and anti-TNFs, and what the proper dosing for IBD treatments is.