Medac Pharma announced that the FDA has approved Rasuvo (methotrexate) subcutaneous auto-injector for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), and severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis.
Novartis announced results from two Phase 3 trials evaluating secukinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
PuraCap announced the introduction of EpiCeram Airless Pump, the latest addition to the EpiCeram line.
Aqua Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Cordran Ointment (flurandrenolide) 0.05% for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
The FDA has issued a warning that certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical acne medications may cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation.
Quest Products announced the launch of ProVent Eczema and Psoriasis Spray indicated to help minimize the appearance of skin conditions often associated with eczema and psoriasis.
Bristol-Myers Squibb's Phase 3 study, CheckMate -066 evaluating nivolumab vs. dacarbazine (DTIC) in patients with previously untreated BRAF wild-type advanced melanoma was stopped early due to an analysis demonstrating evidence of superior overall survival in patients receiving nivolumab compared to the control arm.
Valeant announced that the FDA has issued clearance for Restylane Silk Injectable Gel with 0.3% Lidocaine, a submucosal implant for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients >21 years old.
Quest Products announced the launch of ProVent Rosacea Moisturizing Creme indicated to help reduce the appearance of skin often associated with rosacea and other skin conditions.
The FDA announced a final order reclassifying sunlamp products and ultraviolet (UV) lamps designed for use in sunlamp products from low-risk (Class I) to moderate-risk (Class II) devices.
Pfizer announced results from the OPT (Oral treatment Psoriasis Trial) Retreatment study (A3921111) assessing tofacitinib for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Over $11.1 million worth of unapproved drugs have been seized by the U.S. marshals per request of the FDA and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
Mean adjusted annual health care costs associated with newly diagnosed psoriasis exceeds $4,000.
Pfizer announced top-line results from two pivotal Phase 3 trials, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Antares Pharma announced the publication of results from its crossover study comparing the relative bioavailability, safety, and tolerability of Otrexup (methotrexate) to oral methotrexate (MTX) in adults with rheumatoid arthritis in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Understanding the treatment options and related side effects of UV therapy can guide the right therapeutic choice for patients with psoriasis.
Quest Products has announced that it will now distribute Alocane Emergency Burn Gel (Lidocaine HCl 4%), a topical gel for pain and itch relief.
Valeant announced that Luzu (luliconazole) Cream is now available.
Research on a technique for detecting the earliest spread of melanoma has confirmed that the procedure significantly prolongs patients' survival rates compared with traditional watch-and-wait techniques.
Merz Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream (dimethicone 2%), a new cream designed to work at night.
Janssen R&D announced results from X-PLORE, a Phase 2b study of guselkumab (CNTO 1959) in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Celgene announced the release of new research findings on Otezla (apremilast), a selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), from the ESTEEM 1 and 2 Phase 3 studies in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Pfizer announced results from OPT Compare (A3921080), a Phase 3 study of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Galderma announced results from two Phase 3 trials of ivermectin 1%, an investigational drug being evaluated for the treatment of papulopusular rosacea.
Pierre Fabre Dermatologie has received FDA marketing approval of Hemangeol (propranolol HCl) oral solution for the treatment of proliferating infantile hemangioma requiring systemic therapy.
Amgen announced results from a pre-specified retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic melanoma that showed talimogene reduced the size of injected tumors and non-injected metastasized tumors.
Widespread use of pyrethrins- or pyrethroid-based products appears to have resulted in selection pressure for a highly-resistant strain of human head lice in North America.
For patients with advanced melanoma, nivolumab may improve overall survival and has an acceptable long-term safety profile.
Indoor tanning is common among high school students and is linked to engaging in other risky behaviors.
Excessive tanning may indicate the presence of psychiatric distress.
Adjuvant high-dose vitamin D3 is beneficial for patients with chronic urticaria.
Onset Dermatologics announced the launch of Minocin (minocycline HCl) 75mg pellet-filled capsules, a new dosage strength for Minocin.
Older men are more likely to have a whole-body skin exam done by their physician if they watch a video on skin self-examination and skin awareness.
Teledermatology is reliable for initial triage of patients, according to a study published online.
Onset Dermatologics announced the availability of Tretin-X (tretinoin) Cream 0.075%. Tretin-X Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
FDA has approved Retin-A Micro (tretinoin; Valeant) gel microsphere 0.08%, a new strength of Retin-A Micro gel.
Agent Orange (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin) exposure is associated with increased incidence of nonmelanotic invasive skin cancer.
Galderma has announced that in a one-year, open-label, non-comparative study, Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel was demonstrated to be safe and effective when used once daily for up to 12 months.
Botanical extracts may be helpful in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, although identification of hyperpigmentation subtype may be important for treatment prognosis.
Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness.
Medac Pharma announced that the FDA has accepted for review its New Drug Application (NDA) for its lead product candidate MPI-2505 (methotrexate).
Lasers may be a promising treatment for onychomycosis but larger studies are needed to determine optimal treatment conditions.
Men with higher levels of melatonin may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Antares Pharma announced the availability of Otrexup (methotrexate for subcutaneous injection) for once-weekly self-administration with a single-dose disposable auto-injector.
Patients with systemic sclerosis have elevated levels of CXCL4, which predicts disease risk and progression.
A single facial fractional radiofrequency microneedle (FRM) treatment temporarily reduces sebum secretion and reduces acne severity.
A higher incidence of new primary melanomas was observed in patients with Stage III/IV melanoma who were male or who had a history of multiple primary melanomas.
Laser therapy is safe and effective for hypertrophic scar management.
The top five dermatology-related issues that physicians and patients should question have been released by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.
BTG plc announced that the FDA has approved Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) for the treatment of patients with incompetent veins and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system.
Young adult men who are unemployed for long periods have shorter telomeres, a sign of accelerated biological aging.
Three-dimensional (3D) high precision surface imaging can be used to monitor changes in the area and volume of port wine stains following laser treatment.
Amgen announced interim overall survival (OS) results from a pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating talimogene laherparepvec in patients with unresected stage IIIB, IIIC, or IV melanoma compared to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF).
Valeant announced that the New Drug Application for Luzu (luliconazole) Cream, 1% has been approved by the FDA.
The FDA is requesting label and packaging changes to improve the safety of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptic products.
Visual evidence in identical twins shows that smoking hastens facial aging, particularly in the middle and lower thirds of the face.
Monitoring changes in a biomarker can predict whether a class of melanomas will be sensitive to a particular class of drugs.
Fractional CO2 laser treatment is safe and seems effective for atrophic acne scars.
Moderate or severe psoriasis is associated with chronic kidney disease.
Good cosmetic outcomes are possible using fractionated ablative carbon dioxide laser therapy for mild-to-moderate cases of rhinophyma.
Antares Pharma announced that the FDA has approved Otrexup injection, the first SC methotrexate for once-weekly self-administration with an easy-to-use, single-dose, disposable auto-injector.
Patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) may actually increase their exposure to ultraviolet radiation in the first three years after diagnosis.
There is a slight increased risk of rosacea among females with migraines.
Phototherapy with ultraviolet (UV) A1 radiation induces a reduction in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25[OH]D) levels, whereas narrowband UVB (UVBnb) and UVA/UVBnb induces significant increases in serum 25(OH)D.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) seems to be effective and safe for hair growth in men and women.
The effects of appearance-enhancing procedures such as neuromodulators, fillers, and light or laser treatments have lasting effects and can rarely be used "too early".
Botox Cosmetic has been approved for an additional indication to temporarily treat moderate-to-severe crow's feet lines.
Physicians very rarely educate patients regarding the use of sunscreen and sun-protective behaviors.
MNK-795 (Mallinckrodt) achieved the primary endpoint in a Phase 3 efficacy trial for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain following bunionectomy.
The FDA has approved Galderma's Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel for the topical treatment of the facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults 18 years or older.
Vitamin D may influence atopic dermatitis, and supplementation is associated with reduced disease severity.
The FDA has approved marketing of bioMerieux Inc.'s VITEK MS, the first mass spectrometer system for automated identification of 193 different microorganisms known to cause serious illness in humans.
For premenopausal women, sleep quality is associated with skin function and aging.
Nontreatment and undertreatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, including severe disease, is widespread in the United States.
For patients with psoriasis, major medical comorbidity increases with increasing severity of disease.
Several subgroups of patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) are deficient in their use of photoprotection
Merz announced that the FDA has approved Naftin Gel 2% for the treatment of interdigital-type tinea pedis.
Delayed primary skin closure may reduce the risk of infection after surgery, but the current studies are not definitive due to poor design.
Warner Chilcott announced the availability of a new 200mg dosage strength for Doryx (doxycycline hyclate) delayed-release tablets.
Exposure to antibiotics in the first year of life is associated with an increased likelihood of eczema, with increasing risk seen for each additional course of antibiotics.
ConvaTec has launched Aquacel Ag Foam dressing, the latest addition to the Aquacel family of wound management products.
Daily sunscreen use can slow skin aging in middle-aged adults.
Overweight patients with psoriasis have reduced disease severity and improved skin-related quality of life after weight loss.
Comorbid conditions often accompany alopecia areata.
Sandoz is recalling two lots of Methotrexate Sodium injectable after discovering particulate matter in the vials.
Twitter can teach health care providers about popular health-related beliefs regarding acne.
A somatic single nucleotide mutation causes Sturge-Weber syndrome and port wine stains.
The U.S. FDA has proposed an order to reclassify sunlamp products from a low-risk to a moderate-risk device, which would require comprehensive risk labeling on such products.
SD-101 was granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of skin blisters and erosions caused by Epidermolysis Bullosa.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has reviewed and endorsed the recommendations of the American Acne and Rosacea Society for the clinical management of pediatric acne.
Aurstat Anti-Itch Hydrogel, a non-steroidal treatment from Onset Dermatologics, provides relief of pain, burning, and itching associated with various dermatoses.
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to Teva Pharmaceutical and Xenon Pharmaceutical's investigation drug XEN402, which is being developed for the treatment of pain associated with erythromelalgia.
For schoolchildren, exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV)-causing warts in the family and school class is associated with an increased risk of wart development.
The relative proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing in S. aureus isolates, and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
Taro Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for its New Drug Application for Topicort Topical Spray, a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years and older.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Elorac's naloxone topical lotion, an opiate antagonist with no agonist activity, for the relief of pruritus in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Allegra Anti-Itch Cooling Relief Cream and Allegra Anti-Itch Intensive Relief Cream have been released. Each cream provides itch relief from reactions to skin irritations for patients 2 years and older.
Male vertex baldness is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, with the association depending on the severity of baldness.
There is some evidence that supplementation with a prebiotic may prevent eczema in formula-fed infants, but more research is needed before routine use of prebiotics can be recommended.
Upsher-Smith has launched its latest skin care product, AmLactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion. The lotion contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which are effective at exfoliating and hydrating the skin, as well as three skin identical ceramides, which strengthen the skin's protective moisture barrier.