STL Volume 3 Number 5
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Update on Drugs and Drug News: February, 1998
Update on: Diclofenac sodium Solarase Gel 3% Trovafloxacin (oral) Alatrovafloxacin (IV) Trovan Zidovudine 300 mg/ lamivudine 150 mg Combivir Hydroquinone 4%, glycolic acid & an antioxidant complex. Lustra 10% Docosanol Cream Bleomycin ANDA Leprosy vaccine Minocycline Minocin Protease inhibitor side-effects
FDA Warning about Isotretinoin (Accutane., Roaccutane.)
On the 26th of February 1998, Hoffmann-LaRoche, on the instructions of the FDA, sent out more than 210,000 Dear Dr. warning letters to health care providers communicating new safety information about the prescribing of isotretinoin for acne, and citing isolated reports of drug-induced depression, psychosis and rarely, suicidal thoughts and action.
Current Review of the Alpha-hydroxy Acids
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring organic carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in sour milk and tomato juice. Topical formulations incorporating these acids are now frequently used or prescribed by dermatologists.