A newer class of drugs, called biologics, may help when topical medications haven’t worked. Unlike immunosuppressants and oral steroids that suppress the entire immune system, biologics, which are usually given by injection, affect only a very small portion of the immune system. “The biologics are targeted and focus on the specific immune pathway that is out of sync,” says Dr. Day. So far, one biologic drug has been approved for eczema. Certain biologics, including some used for other skin conditions , may increase the risk for infections, says Dr. Day. “Sometimes testing is required before you start a biologic, and doctors may continue to monitor you for infections.”
Remember, nothing is alleged to--or can have--happened to all of MLB over some one or two seasons: the claim is that PEDs were being used at a slowly but steadily increasing rate (and thus "distorting records") from very roughly 1980 through the present. Were that so, or anything like it, we would expect to see a clear long-term uptrend during this period. But we don't: we see a nearly flat line that, if anything, slopes slightly down. The "boost" just isn't there. But that doesn't seem to stop anyone from talking about it.