STL Volume 6 Number 3

STL Volume 6 Number 3
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: Number 3 2000

Updates on: 5-fluorouracil 5-FU Microsponge Interferon-Alpha Veldona Hydroxyurea Amprenavir Agenerase Diclofenac Sodium Solaraze
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Cosmetics to Imitate a Summer Tan

This article will focus on cosmetic products that are designed to simulate tanning of the skin by coloring or staining the skin without sun exposure. The cosmetics may or may not contain a sunscreening agent, but the color produced is not protective. Certainly, a cosmetic tan is safe alternative for patients who use a tanning booth or worship the sun.
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Systemic Therapy of Psoriasis Using Methotrexate

If methotrexate were introduced as a new drug today, it would be hailed as a major advance in the management of psoriasis, as well as for a number of other conditions. When patients are properly screened and educated about the correct use of this drug, and appropriately monitored during treatment, MTX is often very safe, simple to use, inexpensive, and well-tolerated.