Asclera approved for treatment of varicose veins

The FDA has approved Asclera (polidocanol injection, from BioForm Medical) for the treatment of small types of abnormally swollen or twisted veins called varicose veins. Asclera is approved to close spider veins (tiny varicose veins <1 millimeter in diameter) and reticular veins (those that are 1–3 millimeters in diameter).

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