Dermatologist wins $101M in Florida's first Powerball
Tallahassee, Fla.- William Steele, M.D., an Orlando dermatologist, is Florida's first Powerball winner, taking a lump sum of $101 million, rather than $189 million spread over 20 years, according to the Bureau News.
Physician social networking Web site goes live
National report - MDsConnect.net, a physician-exclusive Web site designed to offer social and professional networking, has gone live.
Provectus expands compassionate use for PV-10
National report - Provectus Pharmaceuticals has expanded its compassionate use program for PV-10, which is being developed as a therapeutic agent for metastatic melanoma and other cancers, making it available for select cancer patients in the United States, according to a press release.
ASDS recognizes Dr. Neil Sadick for excellence in education
Phoenix - The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) presented Neil Sadick, M.D., with the Excellence in Education Award for his "significant commitment time and energy to teach dermatologic surgery and promote the advancement of the specialty," according to Robert Weiss, M.D., president of ASDS.
AAD launches kid-friendly interactive Web site
Schaumburg, Ill. - The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is launching an interactive Web site designed to teach kids ages 8-12, and their parents, healthy habits for their skin, hair and nails, according a press release.
Leo regains U.S. rights from Warner Chilcott for dermatology products
International report ? Leo Pharma, Denmark, is paying $1 billion in cash to reacquire U.S. rights held by Warner Chilcott for the company?s psoriasis portfolio and dermatology pipeline, Pharma Times reports.
Vitamin D may increase chance of melanoma survival
Leeds, England ? Higher levels of Vitamin D are associated with thinner lesions and a lower rate of relapse in melanoma patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Melanoma drug breaks new ground
New York ? Scientists are heralding Plexxikon?s experimental melanoma drug as a "breakthrough" after it successfully shrank patients? tumors in a clinical trial, according to onemedplace.com.
FDA approves Stelara for treatment of psoriasis
Horsham, Pa. ? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the biologic Stelara (ustekinumab, Centocor Ortho Biotech) for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy, according to a Centocor press release.
Spain's 1st full face transplant patient smiles
International report - The patient who received Spain’s first full face transplant smiled about his new appearance, according to xinhuanet.com.
Study: Primary cilia activity may mediate skin cancer
San Francisco - New research suggests that primary cilia can either promote or suppress certain types of skin cancer, depending on the mutation triggering the disease, according to a study published in Nature Medicine.
FDA warns Allergan on Aczone promotion
Washington - An advertisement for Aczone (Allergan), a gel used to treat mild-to-moderate acne, "grossly overstates" the drug’s effectiveness, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated in a letter released Aug. 21.
Severe skin reactions linked to ocular damage
Rouen, France ?Patients with toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) commonly experience acute ocular involvement, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology.
Study: Excessive video-game playing causes hand sores
International report ? International report ? Playing video games excessively can lead to a skin condition dubbed "Playstation palmar hidradenitis," characterized by painful sores that occur due to sweating, according to BBC News.
Massive hydrogen peroxide build-up causes gray hair
International report ? Gray hair is caused by a massive build-up of hydrogen peroxide, due to "wear and tear" of hair follicles, which blocks the synthesis of melanin, according to a study published in the FASEB Journal.
Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot
Madrid ? Spanish authorities withdrew 76,000 doses of Gardasil (human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine, recombinant, Merck) from the market in February after two teenagers who received the vaccine were hospitalized, according to the news agency Agence France-Presse.
'Injectible tan' leads to rapidly changing moles, experts say
Dublin, Ireland - Melanotan, an unlicensed medicine that works by increasing the levels of melanin in a person's body after being injected, has been linked to rapidly changing moles, the Evening Herald reports.
Resveratrol may treat some cancer better than chemotherapy
Madison, Wis. -Resveratrol may be more effective than chemotherapy in treating five cancers, and may have anti-aging effects as well as prevent heart disease, associatedcontent.com reports.
Shorter interferon course adequately treats melanoma
New York - Treating patients with resected high-risk melanoma with either one month or one year of adjuvant high-dose interferon alpha-2b therapy does not significantly change relapse-free or overall survival, cancerpage.com reports.
Researchers discover genetic markers linked to psoriasis
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Researchers have found DNA "hotspots" that highlight the role of certain genes in orchestrating immune responses that cause psoriasis, according to a study published in Nature Genetics.
AMA sets standards for physician self-referral
Orlando ? The American Medical Association?s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) has concluded that it is unethical for physicians to self-refer to facilities where they have a financial stake unless they disclose that information to all their patients, Medpage Today reports.
Acne cream recalled from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Dollar General
National report ? CSI, USA has issued a recall for all 1 ounce tubes of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide acne cream, which were sold under different names at Kroger, Wal-Mart and Dollar General, due to possible contamination with Burkholderia Cepacia bacteria, AboutLawsuits.com reports.
FDA approves Acanya Gel for the treatment of acne
Redwood City, Calif. ? Arcutis Pharmaceuticals announces the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Acanya Gel (clindamycin phosphate 1.2 percent and benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent) for the once-daily treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years and older, according to BusinessWire.
Study shows why some tumors spread
Short Headline: Why tumors spread Chicago ? Researchers have found that when a fragment of ribonucleic acid, microRNA-101, is missing, a protein called EZH2 starts to proliferate, shutting down other genes that keep cancer in check, Reuters reports.
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