STL Volume 10 Number 9
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Update on Drugs & Drug News, November 2005
Updates on: Desloratadine CLARINEX® REDITABS® Dapsone ACZONE™ Gel 5% Metronidazole Metrogel® Topical Gel 1% Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Vaccine Proquad®
Approaches to Treatment of HIV Facial Lipoatrophy
HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy has become epidemic among the greater than 1 million HIV-infected individuals living in the United States. Those affected usually have well-controlled HIV disease, and are most often healthy and living productive lives.
New Developments in Topical Sequential Therapy for Psoriasis
Topical agents for the treatment of psoriasis are indicated for patients whose affected area is < 10% of their skin. However, for long-term use, their effectiveness can be limited. Topical sequential therapy involves the application of a class I corticosteroid and calcipotriene in three different phases.