STL Volume 18 Number 2
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An overview and update of skin treatments introduced in 2012: Quick overview of drug name, indications and regulatory status. Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), Adapalene 0.3% gel (Differin®), Tazarotene 0.1% foam (Fabior™), CIP-Isotretinoin capsule Epuris™ (in Canada) Absorica™ (in US) and more drugs are covered.
February 2013: Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Varicella zoster immune globulin (human) injection (Varizig®), Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% cream (Pliaglis®), Isotretinoin capsule (Epuris™) are covered. Devices such as Laser hair therapy iGrow® Hair Growth Platform and LED device for acne Celluma™ are also covered.
It is hypothesized that the estrogenic properties of parabens may play a role in breast cancer development. At this point, there is an insufficient amount of data suggesting serious consequences from paraben use and exposure to warrant drastic avoidance measures or government regulations.
The exact role of biologics in the treatment of pediatric psoriasis remains undefined but evolving. This article will provide a summary of the cumulative pediatric safety and efficacy data for the anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) agents and interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23 (IL12/23) pathway inhibitor.