Weekly Roundup: December 13-17

ICYMI, some of this week’s featured content includes an exclusive interview about the iPLEDGE program issues, and articles on FDA approval of upadacitinib for psoriatic arthritis, ruxolitinib cream receiving Priority Review from the FDA for vitiligo, and more.

POLL: Is the skin care market too saturated?

Study: Mental Health, Race, Ethnicity, and Patients with Acne

This letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology investigated how mental health and its association to race and ethnicity relate to patients with acne.

New Roflumilast Vehicle Data Announced

Arcutis Biotherapeutics has announced data suggesting that the vehicle in the investigational roflumilast cream had similar moisturizing properties as a commercially marketed, dermatologist-recommended, ceramide-containing moisturizer in adults with mild eczema.

Novel Therapy in Vitiligo: Topical JAK Inhibitors

Shared insight from dermatologists on novel topical JAK inhibitor therapy being investigated as an option for patients with vitiligo.

Looking Toward the Future Management of Vitiligo

Looking toward the future management of vitiligo, expert dermatologists close out their discussion on JAK inhibition and other novel therapy.

Validity of PROMs for Acne

A study investigated the acceptability and validity of patient-reported outcome measures for adult acne, comparing them to the validated acne-specific quality-of-life measure.

When Should Certain Legal Complaints be Made Public?

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, discusses why sexual assault complaints must be made public, even if the defendant is found not guilty.

iPLEDGE Website Issues Stymie Isotretinoin Prescription Processing

Physicians and their teams have been unable to access the iPLEDGE site during an update to incorporate an FDA-approved modification to the iPLEDGE REMS that took effect December 13, 2021.

Get the Facts on Flaking

In this month's Cosmetic Conundrums column, Dermatology Times® Chief Medical Editor Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, explores scalp flaking causes and treatments.

Pointers with Dr Portela: Diving into Laser Treatments

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc explains the differences between lasers that can be used for various treatment goals.

Ruxolitinib Cream Receives Priority Review

Ruxolitinib cream (Opzelura; Incyte) receives priority review of its supplemental New Drug Application as a treatment for patients with vitiligo.

6 Steps to Hiring Great Practice Staff

An expert details the ways to gain and retain new practice staff.

Upadacitinib Receives FDA Approval for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

The FDA approves upadacitinib (Rinvoq; AbbVie) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

FDA Grants Priority Review to Spesolimab

The FDA grants Priority Review for spesolimab (BI655130; Boehringer Ingelheim) as a treatment for generalized pustular psoriasis.

FDA Accepts NDA Resubmission of VP-102

Verrica Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA acceptance of the New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for VP-102 (Verrica Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum.

iPLEDGE and Isotretinoin: What Happened?

In this video interview, Klint Peebles, MD, FAAD, co-chair of the AAD LGBTQ/SGM Expert Resource Group, explains what happened with the iPLEDGE website.

Patterns of Atopic Eczema

A study in JAMA Dermatology dove into the subject of atopic eczema, investigating the patterns of activity that may continue into adulthood.

iPLEDGE and the AAD: What Happens Now?

Klint Peebles, MD, FAAD, co-chair of the AAD LGBTQ/SGM Expert Resource Group, sits down with Dermatology Times® to discuss what changes were made to the iPLEDGE platform, examples of how the roll out has been unsuccessful, and how patients should be wary of trying to take old medications.

Management of Patients with AD on Dupilumab

A recent study investigated practical issues related to the use of dupilumab for atopic dermatitis.

AAD Suggests Halting iPLEDGE Program

John Barbieri, MD, MBA, FAAD, speaking in his capacity as a member of the AADA iPLEDGE Workgroup, talks with Dermatology Times® about the recent iPLEDGE website struggles and guidance on how dermatologists should handle the situation.

Do You Have the Right Financial Adviser?

Experts detail 5 tips to ask a financial advisor so they can best serve your interests.

Study: Pulsed Dye Laser-Mediated PDT for AK

A study investigated pulsed dye laser-mediated photodynamic therapy compared to conventional PDT for actinic keratosis.

Study: RCM for Monitoring AKs Treated with ALA-PDT

A recent study evaluated reflective confocal microscopy for actinic keratosis treated with 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy.

The Cutaneous Connection: Deep Dive Into the World of Vitiligo

This episode of The Cutaneous Connection podcast, sponsored by Incyte, explores the world of vitiligo. From symptoms to current treatment dissatisfaction and the latest research, Pearl Grimes, MD, FAAD, explains where we are now with this pigmentary disorder and where we are headed.