Sun Pharma Introduces Leave Acne Behind Patient Initiative


Sun Pharma introudced a new initiative— “Leave Acne Behind™" — to educate patients and create awareness of severe recalcitrant nodular acne (SRNA). Sun Pharma reports that out of all of the prescription- treated acne cases today, 20 percent represent severe acne conditions, and that thosewho face such conditions often suffer embarrassment, low self-esteem, and other negative emotions that impact their quality of life. Approximately, 90 percent of these cases are often teenagers.
The Leave Acne Behind initiative offers educational resources including a website and resources at dermatologists can offer at their offices offices, including a book (both in hard copy and iBook) and patient brochure to help patients and caregivers navigate through topics that are often not addressed regarding severe acne. All of the program’s resources are meant to open the lines of communication between patients and dermatologists in hopes to reduce the long-term effects of acne, the company says.
The website and book addresses variety of topics such as:
•          Who gets acne and why
•          The different types of acne
•          The physical and  emotional damage severe acne can cause
•          Treatments to help prevent acne from causing permanent skin damage, ex. scars
•          Questions a patient or caregiver may want to ask during dermatology health care provider appointments
“For anyone looking to educate themselves on acne, including severe recalcitrant nodular acne and help them make informed treatment decisions, the “Leave Acne Behind” initiative is a great resource,” said Dr. Jeremy Moss, MD, PhD, a board certified dermatologist and an associate professor of dermatology at Yale University. “Patients and caregivers can use these education and awareness materials to speak to their dermatologist.”
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