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Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Researchers report significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes

Researchers report significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes

Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone--it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes, according to the September special issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have accepted filing applications for afatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing after treatment with first-line chemotherapy. [More]
New TSRI discovery could open way to incorporate sulfur into natural antibiotic products

New TSRI discovery could open way to incorporate sulfur into natural antibiotic products

In a discovery with implications for future drug design, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown an unprecedented mechanism for how a natural antibiotic with antitumor properties incorporates sulfur into its molecular structure, an essential ingredient of its antitumor activity. [More]

Syneron Medical's second quarter 2015 revenue up 14% to $73.5 million

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, today announced financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2015. [More]
Nitric oxide released through nanotechnology may be a new way to treat, prevent acne

Nitric oxide released through nanotechnology may be a new way to treat, prevent acne

GW researcher and dermatologist, Adam Friedman, M.D., and colleagues, find that the release of nitric oxide over time may be a new way to treat and prevent acne through nanotechnology. [More]
Cassiopea selects DATATRAK platform for significant global study

Cassiopea selects DATATRAK platform for significant global study

DATATRAK International, Inc., the leader in developing cloud-based, unified dClinical technologies and delivering related services for the clinical trials industry, today announced that Cassiopea S.p.A., the newly IPO'd former subsidiary of longtime partner Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SA has selected DATATRAK for a significant global study. [More]
LUX-Lung 8 supports afatinib in squamous NSCLC

LUX-Lung 8 supports afatinib in squamous NSCLC

Compared with erlotinib, treatment with afatinib leads to outcomes in previously treated patients with advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer, suggest the results of a head-to-head trial. [More]
Galderma obtains FDA approval for Restylane Lyft to restore structure to the cheeks and midface area

Galderma obtains FDA approval for Restylane Lyft to restore structure to the cheeks and midface area

Galderma, a global healthcare company focused on skin health, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. [More]
Celtaxsys closes $40M Series D financing and receives $5M CFFT grant to conduct CTX-4430 Phase 2 trial

Celtaxsys closes $40M Series D financing and receives $5M CFFT grant to conduct CTX-4430 Phase 2 trial

Celtaxsys, Inc., a clinical stage drug development company focused on developing novel therapies for inflammatory diseases, today announced the successful completion of a $40M Series D financing led by Domain Partners VIII. Additional investors in the financing include Lumira Capital, RMI Partners, Masters Capital Management and the Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund. [More]
Zapne offers better alternative to available acne treatments

Zapne offers better alternative to available acne treatments

After a decade of research, Zapne LLC has released its signature acne treatment, Zapne, an all-natural product to treat acne without the harsh side effects of many current regimens. Zapne offers four key advantages over most acne treatments: The treatment system is formulated from natural, non-synthetic ingredients, produces no material side effects, requires only a single 15-minute weekly application, and produces visible results quickly, in some cases after only one or a few applications. [More]
ASCO 2015: Novartis presents data on Zykadia and Tafinlar studies for non-small cell lung cancer

ASCO 2015: Novartis presents data on Zykadia and Tafinlar studies for non-small cell lung cancer

Novartis today announced new data from two Phase II studies of Zykadia (ceritinib), as well as one Phase II study of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist (trametinib) in certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer. [More]
Boehringer announces LUX-Lung 8 data that compares efficacy of afatinib, erlotinib in patients with advanced SCC

Boehringer announces LUX-Lung 8 data that compares efficacy of afatinib, erlotinib in patients with advanced SCC

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced overall survival (OS) results from the LUX-Lung 8 trial (NCT01523587) that directly compared the efficacy and safety of two EGFR-directed treatments, afatinib and erlotinib, in patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung, progressing after treatment with first-line chemotherapy. Treatment with afatinib significantly reduced the risk of death by 19%, extending the survival of patients to a median of 7.9 months compared to 6.8 months on erlotinib. [More]
Combination of Mekinist and Tafinlar drugs improves outcome in patients with metastatic melanoma

Combination of Mekinist and Tafinlar drugs improves outcome in patients with metastatic melanoma

Novartis today announced data from the Phase III COMBI-d study showing a significant survival benefit for patients with BRAF V600E/K mutation-positive metastatic melanoma when treated with the combination of Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) compared to Tafinlar monotherapy alone. [More]
Combination of contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs kills cancer cells in a new way

Combination of contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs kills cancer cells in a new way

The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. [More]

Cipher strengthens Canadian dermatology portfolio with acquisition of Vaniqa, Actikerall

Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced it has strengthened its Canadian dermatology portfolio by acquiring the Canadian rights to Vaniqa and Actikerall from Almirall S. A., a Spanish pharmaceutical company. Both products have been approved by Health Canada. [More]
New web-based platform launched to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania

New web-based platform launched to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania

Dr. Jamie Altman, owner and president of Aesthetic Dermatology Associates, PC, a dermatology practice based in the Philadelphia suburbs of Media and Paoli, today announced the launch of AcneCareMD.com, a secure telemedicine website designed to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania via a web-based platform. [More]
New targeted therapy promises to reduce frequency and intensity of breakouts

New targeted therapy promises to reduce frequency and intensity of breakouts

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have developed a targeted therapy that could potentially lessen the frequency and intensity of breakouts, relieving acne sufferers the discomfort and stress of dealing with severe and recurring pimples. [More]
Cipher to distribute Can-Fite’s CF101 for plaque psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Canada

Cipher to distribute Can-Fite’s CF101 for plaque psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Canada

Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced it has licensed the Canadian distribution rights to CF101, a novel chemical entity being developed by Can-Fite Biopharma for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. [More]
Can-Fite, Cipher Pharmaceuticals sign agreement to distribute CF101 in Canada

Can-Fite, Cipher Pharmaceuticals sign agreement to distribute CF101 in Canada

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that are being developed to treat inflammatory diseases, cancer and sexual dysfunction, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. to distribute Can-Fite's lead drug candidate, CF101, for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis in the Canadian market upon receipt of regulatory approvals. [More]

Acne patients not getting medications prescribed by their dermatologists

Medicine obviously can't do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn't get medications prescribed by their dermatologists. [More]
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