STL Volume 2 Number 5

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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: June, 1997

Update on: Tretinoin gel 0.1% Retin-A Micro® Delavirdine Rescriptor® Nelfinavir Viracept®Calcipotriene ointment Dovonex® Valacyclovir tablet Valtrex®Pulsed Er:Yag laser system Derma 20®Human skin equivalent Apligraf®Podofilox gel 0.5% Condylox®
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Update on Sunscreens

Sunscreens have been in use for nearly 70 years. Originally designed to protect against sunburn, enable longer sun exposure and promote tanning, sunscreens are now often promoted as a method for preventing skin cancer and skin aging.
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Current Approaches to the Management of Post Herpetic Neuralgia: Part 2 — Non-Systemic

In this article, we examine the other approaches to PHN management. Claims have been made for products ranging from vitamins to snake venom for patients who develop PHN.
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Human Skin Equivalent, Apligraf. — Cellular technology benefits wound repairs

In April 1997, Apligraf® (Novartis), an in vitro construct of human skin (human skin equivalent HSE1), gained approval from the HPB in Canada for use in healing venous leg ulcers. This was the first major regulatory body to approve HSE for this indication.

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