STL Volume 10 Number 4

STL Volume 10 Number 4
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drugs News May 2005

Updates on: Fluocinonide 0.1% Cream Vanos™ Dalvancin Epinastine Hydrochloride Alesion® Dry Syrup 1% Griseofulvin Oral Suspension USP
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Surgical Techniques for Scar Revision

Patients frequently seek cosmetic improvement for existing scars. While no scar can be completely erased, dermatologic surgeons can employ a variety of approaches to achieve more esthetically pleasing scars. This review focuses on common incisional surgical methods for scar revision.
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Pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus: The US FDA Public Health Advisory

In February of this year, the US FDA issued a public health advisory to inform healthcare providers and patients about a potential cancer risk from the topical use of pimecrolimus (Elidel©, Novartis), approved by the FDA in December 2001, and tacrolimus (Protopic©, Astellas, formerly Fujisawa), approved in December 2000.