Conducting clinical trials and dispensing skincare products represent opportunities in an ever-changing landscape, according to Kenneth Beer, M.D., who spoke at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC) in June.
For his practice, Dr. Beer told attendees that clinical trials provide an opportunity to collaborate in the development of new drugs and devices. He is a West Palm Beach, Florida-based dermatologist in private practice and a cofounder of CBC, as well as associate clinical professor of dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; consulting associate, Department of Medicine, Duke University; and clinical associate in dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Clinical trials also can provide a great opportunity for patients to get treatments before they are in the mainstream, he says. And if a practice provides satisfactory treatment for patients recruited for an acne or atopic dermatitis study, Dr. Beer says, these patients likely will choose to stay with the practice after the study concludes.
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