STL Volume 11 Number 10

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News – December 2006 – January 2007

Update on Polymethylmethacrylate/ Bovine Collagen ArteFill® Artes Medical, Polyphenon® E Ointment 15% MediGene AG/ Bradley Pharmaceuticals, and drug news on melanoma and new vaccines.
A female face closeup with acne scarring

Treatment of Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is common but surprisingly difficult to treat. Scars can involve textural change in the superficial and deep dermis, and can also be associated with erythema, and less often, pigmentary change. In general, treatment of acne scarring is a multistep procedure.
image of silk fabric and dry skin

Trying To Keep Ahead of Lice: A Therapeutic Challenge

Pediculosis capitis, or head lice, is a world-wide public health concern affecting persons of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is caused by Pediculus humanus capitis, an obligate ectoparasite that lives on human hair and feeds on the blood from the skin.