A medication used to treat seizures, ezogabine (Potiga, Valeant), can cause blue skin discoloration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, and it is unknown whether the pigmentation changes are reversible.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has acquired the rights to Targretin (bexarotene) gel and capsules from Eisai for $65 million.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the topical acne drug Epiduo (adapalene 01. percent/benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent, Galderma) in children ages 9 and older, according to a news release.
Acute skin infections responded as well to a six-day course of a new antibiotic as infections treated with a longer treatment with an existing drug, researchers report.
The abnormal appearance of the nails is often a clue to systemic illness; unfortunately, most physicians — dermatologists and primary care providers alike — omit nail assessments.
The complexities of diagnosing and managing paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome (PAMS) requires a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, an expert says.
Some diseases, conditions and treatments are different in patients with skin of color as compared to Caucasian patients, and understanding these differences is essential in choosing appropriate therapy, according to Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M.D.
Keloids and scars may respond to immune response modifiers and experimental technologies such as a hydrogel scaffold or an antisense oligonucleotide, says Brian Berman, M.D., Ph.D.
Physicians’ fear of oral antifungals has propelled laser therapy for onychomycosis to the forefront, says Bryan C. Markinson, D.P.M.
Laser and light therapies for hair stimulation and the treatment of nail fungus have a place in the dermatologist’s toolbox, but it is somewhere on the second shelf, according to two experts.