Author | Bill Gillette


Teledermatology helps patients help themselves

August 11, 2015

Teledermatology eases disease management for young acne patients.

New antibiotic may prove useful in treating acne, MRSA infections

January 26, 2015

Findings could pave the way to more effective treatments for drug-resistant infections caused by MRSA

Final trial phase begins for drug’s plaque-psoriasis indication

January 23, 2015

A phase 3 clinical program is under way to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol, UCB) in adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

Gel/antibiotic combo rivals ISO in treating severe acne

January 19, 2015

A Canadian study suggests that Epiduo Gel used in combination with the oral antibiotic doxycycline, compares favorably with oral isotretinoin in the treatment of severe nodular acne. Learn more

FDA OKs Bellafill for acne-scar therapy

January 09, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Bellafill (Suneva Medical) for the treatment of acne scars. Learn more on the approval

FDA approves gel treatment for acne

December 02, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Onexton Gel (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide 1.2 percent/3.75 percent, Valeant Pharmaceuticals) for the once-daily treatment of comedonal and inflammatory acne in patients 12 and older.

Early results encouraging in study of adalimumab for hidradenitis suppurativa

October 21, 2014

New results from a phase-3 study demonstrating the effect of Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie) in treating moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may lead to worldwide regulatory filings for expanded use of the drug.

OCPs match antibiotics in acne treatment

September 02, 2014

Though it’s known that oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) and systemic antibiotics are both effective in managing acne, there’s been precious little research comparing the two therapies head-to-head - until now.

FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne treatments

July 01, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that some common over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even life-threatening allergic reactions.

Study reveals more side effects of methotrexate

January 07, 2014

Common gastrointestinal side effects to methotrexate may include anticipatory, associative and behavioral symptoms, aside from post-treatment nausea and vomiting, according to a new report.