STL Volume 15 Number 1

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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2010

Update on Capsaicin 8% Patch Qutenza™, Alitretinoin Capsule Toctino® as well as news about a recent study by Kenter et al.* explored the efficacy of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
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Predictive Testing of the Melanocortin 1 Receptor for Skin Cancer and Photoaging

Genetic predisposition to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer extends far beyond the Fitzpatrick phenotype classification scheme. Testing aimed at improving prognostication may serve to limit the influence of certain risk factors.
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Retapamulin: What is the Role of this Topical Antimicrobial in the Treatment of Bacterial...

In atopic dermatitis, the stratum corneum of patients appears to have alterations that predispose them to colonization and invasion by various bacteria. Retapamulin appears to be a much needed antimicrobial option for treating the atopic dermatitis population due to their common carriage of bacterial pathogens.