STL Volume 5 Number 1

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2000

Update on: Pyrethrins/Piperonyl butoxide Rid aerosol foam mousse Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% Derma-Smoothe/FS Quinupristin/ Dalfopristin Synercid IV Rid Lice Egg Loosener Gel Tacrolimus Protopic Ointment Docosanol
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Update on Topical Acne Treatments

Topical acne treatment can positively benefit patients with acne. This review summarizes clinical and prescribing information on currently available topical agents. The efficacy of the medications included in this report is supported by properly designed randomized clinical trials.
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Current Treatments for Scabies and Pediculosis

Scabies and lice have afflicted man since ancient times. Permethrin is generally the treatment of choice for head lice and scabies, because of its residual effect. Toxicity and absorption are minimal. Ivermectin should be reserved for cases where permethrin fails.