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Monday, January 15, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Cochrane Review: Biologics Trump Other Systemics for Pso

Biologics appear to be the most effective systemic medicines for achieving a chronic plaque psoriasis score of PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) 90, according to a newly published Cochrane Revi…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Ortho Dermatologics, Valeant NJ

FDA Accepts Ortho Dermatologics' Filing for IDP-121 Acne Treatment In Lotion Form

The FDA has accepted  Ortho Dermatologics' New Drug Application for IDP-121 (tretinoin 0.05%) lotion (Altreno) with a PDUFA action date of Aug. 27, 2018. If approved, Altreno will be the firs…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Desmoplastic Melanoma May Be Highly Responsive to Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapies

Patients with desmoplastic melanoma are more responsive to immune-activating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies than previously assumed, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report in the Jan. 10 issue of Nature.…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Smart Beauty Devices Take Center Stage at CES 2018

The Computer Electronics Show is known as the see-and-be scene for techies -- and beauty products and devices always take center stage. “Shopping for skincare products can be an overwh…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Academy of Dermatology

AAD Issues New Guidelines for Treatment of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has addressed the growing health concern about non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) with the release of its guidelines of care for the management of basal ce…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

New Ceramide-Infused Skin Barrier Product Reduces Costs for Ostomy Care

Ostomy patients using a new type of skin barrier product infused with ceramides may experience lower costs of care, according to a randomized trial published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Contin…

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Cutera

Cutera Introduces Juliet and Secret RF

Cutera has introduced two new devices to its laser and energy-based device offerings: Juliet™ and Secret RF®. The North American launch of the Juliet laser represents Cutera's …

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications

Nailed It: Researchers Unveil Fingernail-Sized UV Sensor at CES

Northwestern University researchers and L’Oréal have nailed it. Working together, they developed a wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and precisely measures a per…

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Monday, January 08, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, AbbVie

FDA Grants AbbVie's Upadacitinib Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Atopic Dermatitis

The FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for AbbVie's investigational, once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor upadacitinib (ABT-494) in adult patients with moderate to severe atopic derm…

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Friday, January 05, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

New AD Yardstick Highlights Treatment Advances

Treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) has changed a lot in the last few years, according to a new yardstick published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “The Atopic Dermatitis Yardst…

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Friday, January 05, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Scientific First: Researchers Grow Hairy Skin In A Dish

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells -- a discovery that could lead to new approaches to mod…

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Friday, January 05, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Can Topical Fluorouracil Prevent Keratinocyte Carcinoma?

A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology found that a conventional course of fluorouracil to the face and ears substantially reduces surgery for squamous cell carcinoma for 1 year without signific…

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Friday, January 05, 2018 | Personnel/Company News

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine and Arcutis Partner for Immune-Mediated Dermatology Therapy Using SHR0302

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd., a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company based in Shanghai, and Arcutis, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Menlo Park, CA, entered into an exclusive option…

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Thursday, January 04, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, DermTech

DermTech Receives Health Canada Approval to Market PLA and Non-invasive Biopsy Kit

DermTech, Inc's licensee, DermTech Canada Inc., has received approval to market DermTech’s Pigmented Lesions Assay (PLA) and non-invasive biopsy kit for the detection of melanoma in Canada. …

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Thursday, January 04, 2018 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Daily Facial Exercises Help Women to Look Three Years Younger in 20 Weeks

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower ch…

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