STL Volume 6 Number 2

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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: Number 2 2000

Updates on: Estradiol Transdermal System Vivelle Levofloxacin Tablets/Injection Levaquin Tablets/Injection Tretinoin Cream Renova 0.02% Tretinoin Cream Renova 0.05% Butoconazole Nitrate Gynazole 2% vaginal cream Docosanol 10% Cream Tacrolimus Ointment
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US FDA Advisory Committee Meetings Held to Discuss Isotretinoin, Safety Issues and a New...

There is no drug that has provided as much therapeutic benefit for 12 million acne patients as this retinoid has done in the past 18 years following its introduction. However, it is a retinoid and, therefore, a teratogen.
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Perspectives on Isotretinoin and the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Treatment of Acne

Treatment objectives and pharmacoeconomic considerations are important when developing guidelines that are effective and rational. Canadian Acne Treatment Guidelines were last published in 1995. New guidelines were recently developed to incorporate therapeutic advances and data from more recent studies.

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