STL Volume 10 Number 7

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs & Drug News September 2005

Updates on: Zoster Vaccine Live Zostavax™ Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing ACTICOAT* Moisture Control Meropenem for Injection MERREM® Etanercept Enbrel®
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Blepharoplasty: Indications, Outcomes, and Patient Counseling

A telltale sign of the aging face is upper eyelid skin redundancy and lower eyelid bags. These changes can contribute to a “tired” appearance. Upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures can correct these processes. By removing skin and muscle, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty can give the eye a larger appearance.
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Ciclopirox Nail Lacquer 8% for the Treatment of Onychomycosis: A Canadian Perspective

Onychomycosis is prevalent, and risk factors, such as old age and diabetes, are increasing. This condition has been treated using oral antifungal agents with varying degrees of success. Recently, ciclopirox nail lacquer 8% solution became the first topical agent approved in Canada for onychomycosis.