Weekly Roundup: June 14-18

ICYMI, some of this week’s featured content includes a new podcast episode, as well as articles on treating skin conditions in Asian patients, the newest FDFA approvals, acne treatment updates from AAD, and more.

POLL: Do you treat the entire field of a patient diagnosed with actinic keratosis?

What’s New in Acne and Rosacea for 2021?

Emmy Graber, MD, presented the updates in acne and rosacea treatments at the SCALE Acne and Rosacea update on June 9, 2021.

Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment Demonstrates Success in Phase 3 Trial

The B-SIMPLE4 phase 3 trial achieved positive efficacy results for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum.

COVID-19 Increases Urgency of Addressing Vitamin D Deficiencies in Patients With Skin of Color

A higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in people of color may be contributing to a higher burden of COVID-19 in minority populations. Dermatologists are encouraged to address vitamin D status in patients and recommend supplementation, which might have other health benefits.

Dangers, Benefits of Biologics Must Be Carefully Weighed

Biologic therapy has proven very useful in treating an increasing number of dermatologic diseases and conditions. However, caution is warranted for patients with chronic infectious diseases.

Tips for Maintaining Mental Health as a Gender and Sexual Minority

Klint Peebles, MD, FAAD, co-chair of the AAD LGBTQ/GSM Expert Resource Group, tips and resources for maintaining your mental health as a gender and sexual minority.

AAD Tackles Tough Issues in Upcoming Acne Update

American Academy of Dermatology’s updated guidelines on acne will cover dermatology’s hottest issues, from dosing and monitoring established medications to exploring new antibiotics and addressing antibiotic stewardship.

IDP-126 Meets Endpoints in Second Phase 3 Study

IDP-126, an acne vulgaris treatment for patients ages 9 and older, met all of its endpoints in a 12-week phase 3 study.

Nutrafol Launches Postpartum Nutraceutical

Nutrafol launches a new nutraceutical, called Postpartum, aimed at helping women’s hair health post-pregnancy.

The Cutaneous Connection: Episode 25- How Health Care Policy Impacts Gender and Sexual Minority Patients

This episode dives into how health care policy impacts gender and sexual minority patients, including exploring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion, and identifying state and federal nondiscrimination protections that help defend equal access to health care for this patient population.

StrataGraft Approved for Thermal Burns in Adults

Mallinckrodt announces the FDA approval of StrataGraft (allogeneic cultured keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts in murine collagen – dsat) for the treatment of adults with thermal burns.

PDUFA Date Set for LetibotulinumtoxinA

Hugel America announces the FDA has approved the BLA application for letibotulinumtoxinA as a treatment for glabellar lines in adult patients.

Treating Skin Conditions in Asian Patients

Experts present detailed guidelines on how to diagnose and treat common skin diseases and conditions in the Asian American population.