STL Volume 10 Number 5

STL Volume 10 Number 5
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drugs News June 2005

Updates on: Pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus Elidel® Cream and Protopic® Ointment Elidel®: Novartis Protopic®: Miltefosine Impavido®
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Poly-L-Lactic Acid as a Facial Filler

Poly-L-lactic acid is a filler recently approved by the US FDA for the correction of facial lipoatrophy in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Currently, poly-L-lactic acid, sold under the brand name Sculptra™ (Dermik), is the only product approved by the FDA specifically for this indication.
Moisturizers Product Selection

Moisturizers: What They Are and a Practical Approach to Product Selection

Moisturizers are widely used products that are important in many dermatologic and cosmetic skin therapies. They contain varying combinations of emollients, occlusives, and humectants to achieve their beneficial effects, and there is an overwhelming number of formulations available.