STL Volume 12 Number 9

STL Volume 12 Number 9
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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News – November 2007

Update on Terbinafine hydrochloride Lamisil® Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Famciclovir TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ceftobiprole BAL5788 Basilea Pharmaceutica/Janssen-Ortho.
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Treatment of Hand and Foot Psoriasis with Emphasis on Efalizumab

Hand and foot psoriasis is a chronic and debilitating disease that manifests as plaque-type or pustular-type lesions. Although the palms and soles represent only 2% of the total body surface area, psoriasis of these regions may lead to physical dysfunctions that can greatly impair dexterity, mobility, and the quality of life.
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The Dermatology Dispensing Debate

The in-office dispensing of topical skin care products by dermatologists is a source of frequent debate. Guidelines for proper dispensing have been penned by various medical organizations, yet the controversy continues. With the increasing number of physician-dispensed lines available for sale, combined with mounting medical financial issues, the ongoing debate surrounding in-office dispensing will continue.