Dermatological Disorders

Daily Finasteride Treatment Increases Hair Growth

Over a two-year period, finasteride increased hair growth in all four areas of the scalp affected by male pattern baldness and reduced hair loss in two or more of these areas, depending on patient age.

Topical Corticosteroids Impair Restoration of Skin Barrier

Topical corticosteroids offer a more potent anti-inflammatory effect for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), but they may impair the restoration of the skin barrier and can induce skin atrophy, making topical calcineurin inhibitors more suitable for long-term treatment of the disease.

Watson Confirms Filing of Generic Version of Beyaz

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. confirmed that it has filed with the FDA an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 3.0mg/0.02mg/0.451mg and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 0.451mg, a generic version of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Beyaz.

SKLICE (ivermectin) 0.5% lotion by Sanofi

Sklice Lotion Approved for Head Lice

Sanofi announced that the FDA has approved Sklice (ivermectin lotion) 0.5% for the topical treatment of head lice in patients ≥6 months of age.