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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.
Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Rural residents who commonly seek treatment for advanced stages of colorectal cancer have been thought to lack access to cancer screening and adjuvant therapy. ... Several theories have been postulated to explain these findings, some of which include low socioeconomic status, lower educational attainment, lack of insurance coverage, underinsurance, and travel distance to health care facilities. [More]

Skin docs prescribe costlier drugs after free samples

In other news, panels recommend a costly hepatitis C drug for the sickest patients, and cancer doctors will compare the value of costly cancer drugs. [More]
First Edition: April 17, 2014

First Edition: April 17, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about emerging political strategies related to the health law and the upcoming congressional elections. [More]

Free medication samples in dermatology offices appear to change prescribing practices for acne

The availability of free medication samples in dermatology offices appears to change prescribing practices for acne, a common condition for which free samples are often available. [More]

Chromogenex launches non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping system

Chromogenex, a world leader in laser innovation, announced today the launch of i-LipoXcell, the company's non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping system. Representing third generation technology, i-LipoXcell incorporates both visible red and infrared lasers for bio-stimulation of metabolic pathways, effectively shrinking fat cells through the release of fatty acids and glycerol. [More]

Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that its proprietary Sublative™ technology has received CE Mark indication for the effective treatment of striae (stretch marks) and acne scars. [More]

iPhone app uses science to help people with acne make better food choices

​Acne sufferers around the world are using an iPhone app created at Northwestern University to learn how certain foods affect their skin conditions. [More]

Viewpoints on challenge to contraceptive coverage mandate

This week, the owners of two secular, for-profit corporations will ask the Supreme Court to take a radical turn and allow them to impose their religious views on their employees -; by refusing to permit them contraceptive coverage as required under the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court has consistently resisted claims for religious exemptions from laws that are neutral and apply broadly when the exemptions would significantly harm other people, as this one would. To approve it would flout the First Amendment, which forbids government from favoring one religion over another -; or over nonbelievers (3/22). [More]
Novan Therapeutics reports positive results from SB204 Phase 2 study for treatment of acne vulgaris

Novan Therapeutics reports positive results from SB204 Phase 2 study for treatment of acne vulgaris

Novan Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on advancing nitric oxide therapies for a number of diseases, announced today positive Phase 2 study results of its topical SB204 drug candidate for the treatment of acne vulgaris. [More]
PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

The rise of 'selfies' is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The annual poll studies a select group of the organization's 2,700 members to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery. [More]

Doctor to unveil new treatment systems from ZO Skin Health at AAD Annual Meeting

Dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., announces new breakthrough treatment systems from ZO Skin Health, Inc. at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, Booth #3749, in Denver March 21-25, 2014. [More]
GTx provides clinical updates, reports financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2013

GTx provides clinical updates, reports financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2013

GTx, Inc. today provided a Company update and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. [More]

Santalis Pharmaceuticals partners with TFS for marketing of OTC dermatology products

Santalis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a joint venture with TFS Corporation Ltd., of Australia (ASX: TFC) is pleased to report the execution of an exclusive license agreement with a global pharmaceutical company for the marketing of a number of over-the-counter (OTC) dermatology products containing TFS' sustainably cultivated, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil (EISO). [More]
Murad launches Acne Spot Fast Fix and Acne Clearing Solution

Murad launches Acne Spot Fast Fix and Acne Clearing Solution

Murad, Inc., the skincare brand synonymous with high-performance, science-based products, announced today the addition of two new products, Acne Spot Fast Fix and Acne Clearing Solution, which are proven to enhance the effectiveness of the company's already award-winning Acne line. [More]
Onset Dermatologics launches 75mg strength of MINOCIN pellet-filled capsules to treat bacterial infections

Onset Dermatologics launches 75mg strength of MINOCIN pellet-filled capsules to treat bacterial infections

Onset Dermatologics, a leader in developing and commercializing prescription products for improving skin health, today announced the launch of a 75mg strength of MINOCIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Pellet-Filled Capsules. [More]
Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical Ltd., the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire New Star Lasers, Inc., which conducts business as CoolTouch, Inc., for approximately $11 million in cash and earn out based on certain milestones of up to $4 million until end of 2015. [More]

Loyola pediatric dermatologists now offer same-day appointments to see kids

The next time your baby develops a rash or your teen has a severe acne outbreak, help is just a quick appointment away. Loyola University Health System pediatric dermatologists now offer same-day or next-day appointments to see your child. [More]
Nestlé focuses on meeting world's increasing skin health needs

Nestlé focuses on meeting world's increasing skin health needs

Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé) announced the creation of Nestlé Skin Health S.A., a global leader focused on meeting the world's increasing skin health needs with a scientifically-proven broad range of innovative products. [More]

Onset Dermatologics announces nationwide availability of Tretin-X Cream 0.075%

Onset Dermatologics, LLC, a leader in developing and commercializing prescription products for improving skin health, announced the nationwide availability of Tretin-X (tretinoin, USP) Cream 0.075%. Tretin-X Cream is a prescription product for the topical treatment of acne. [More]