Berkeley, Calif. — Vivicare, a direct-to-patient education company, is teaming up with Graceway Pharmaceuticals to provide product marketing services for Aldara (Imiquimod), PharmaLive reports.
Dermatologists helped to launch and volunteer at Camp Wonder, an annual week-long camp for children with severe skin disease.
Coral Gables, Fla. — Stiefel Laboratories announces the acquisition of ABR Invent and ABR Development, developers of the dermal filler Atlean, PRNewswire reports.
London, England — Male-pattern hair loss can possibly be attributed to air pollution and smoking, according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Skillman, N.J. — The Skin Cancer Foundation’s "Road to Healthy Skin Tour", sponsored by Aveeno and Rite Aid, will offer free full-body skin cancer screenings across the United States, according to a press release.
New York — Alefacept, a drug that reduces the activity of certain immune cells, effectively treats scalp psoriasis, Reuters Health reports.
Manchester, England — A new study suggests consumption of tomato paste may boost the skin’s protection against ultraviolet rays, which can cause premature aging and skin cancer, HealthDay News reports.
Bridgewater, N.J. — Sanofi-aventis announces the launch of their teen acne awareness program and Web site, AcneHeroes.com, to educate teens and parents, provide answers to acne-related question and offer skincare tips, PRNewswire reports.
San Francisco — The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) recently awarded Lynchburg, Va.-based dermatologist Janet G. Hickman with the Rose Hirschler award, PRNewswire reports.
National report — A leading scientist warns against a new class of anti-aging ingredients that have shown to cause cancer in lab studies.