STL Volume 6 Number 5

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2001

Update on: Loratidine Claritin Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin VariZIG Levocetirizine Xyzal/Xusal Agalsidase Beta Fabrazyme ASM 981 Cream 1%
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Drug Treatments For Skin Disease Introduced in 2000

An overview and update of skin treatments introduced in 2000: Quick overview of drug name, indications and regulatory status
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Oral Contraceptives in the Treatment of Acne

Oral contraceptives (OCs) can reduce acne by lowering the production of adrenal and ovarian androgens, by inhibiting 5- alpha-reductase, which in turn, reduces the levels of dihydrotestosterone, and by stimulating sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), thus reducing the levels of free testosterone.