STL Volume 13 Number 5

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Update on Drugs and Drug News – June 2008

Update on Calcipotriene 0.005% + Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% Topical Suspension (Taclonex Scalp®), Calcipotriene 0.005% Topical Solution, and Botulinum Toxin Type A (Reloxin®) and news about new drugs for acne and psoriasis.
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Novel Topical Drug Delivery Systems and Their Potential Use in Acne Vulgaris

A vast spectrum of topical anti-acne agents has emerged in response to new insights that have been gained through the understanding of disease pathophysiology and the need for clinicians to adopt an individualized therapeutic approach.
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The A-B-C-Ds of Sensible Sun Protection

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a carcinogen that also compromises skin appearance and function. Since the UV action spectra for DNA damage, skin cancer, and vitamin D photosynthesis are identical, and vitamin D is readily available from oral supplements, why has sun protection become controversial?