Older drugs' photoreactivity cataloged

Aug 01, 2004, 4:00am

Chicago - Tracking the photoreactivity of many medicines that predate U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements in this area has been an inexact science, but it's becoming less so. That's because an extensive review released in a presentation at "Important Advances in Allergy-Immunology and Dermatology - From the Bench to the Bedside," a recent gathering of allergists, immunologists and dermatologists in Chicago hosted by Northwestern University, outlines photoreactivity data for more than 100 widely used drugs gleaned from more than 150 research articles