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The Treatment of Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis
Primary focal hyperhidrosis afflicts a significant number of patients in the United States and greatly impacts their quality of life. Treatment decisions should take into consideration disease location, severity and patient preference.
Regulating Off-label Promotion of Medications: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Prescribing medications off-label is commonplace in dermatology. This article discusses the recent FDA policy chances, the debate on free speech, the benefits and risks of off label drug use and promotion, and how it relates to patient care.
Alefacept Treatment for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Biologic agents were introduced during the past decade as a new class of treatments for chronic psoriasis. This review will discuss data from clinical trials that have provided new insights into the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of alefacept as a treatment for psoriasis.
TNF-a Inhibitors in Dermatology
To date, the US FDA has approved three tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-a inhibitors for use in dermatology. The distinct and targeted mechanism of action of the TNF inhibitors allows dermatologists to customize therapy to match the individual needs and characteristics of patients who are candidates for systemic therapy.