Rosacea News April 2008

1. Clarisonic issues voluntary recall

If you have a Clarisonic Skin Care Brush manufactured prior to July 2007 you may like to read the Voluntary Recall from Clarisonic. Thanks for the note by Melissa in the forums. For product manufactured prior to July 2007 Clarisonic is voluntarily recalling Clarisonic handles and chargers in response to product safety concerns. The issue is limited to the product’s internal …

2. Oracea approved for much of Europe

In the news this week is an announcement that Oracea is on its way to being approved for sale in Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. European Regulatory Authority (EMEA) Recommends Granting Of Marketing Authorization For MediGene’s Drug Oracea MediGene AG announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded …

3. Mysterious topical IDP-115 being trialled

A seemingly new topical treatment for rosacea is being trialled by Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences. The product is being evaluated firstly for the number of inflammatory lesions and global severity, and secondly for redness. This, along with the trial lasting 12 weeks, and the large size of the trial leads me to guess that IDP-115 is a metronidazole or azelaic acid variant.

4. Welcome to New York Times readers

If you are visiting rosacea-support.org today because of the article in SKIN DEEP – In a Perfect World, Rosacea Remains a Problem, WELCOME !

Rosacea is a common, progressive and often misunderstood disease. We hope that you find some useful resources on this site.

On this site you will find hundreds of news and research items. Use the Articles links on the left hand side to …

5. Kopec Naturals offering free Rosacea Relief samples

Laura Kopec from Kopec Naturals is offering free 1 oz samples of their Rosacea Relief product. According to their web site, Rosacea Relief contains, “Proprietary blend of Barbadensis vulgaris (aloe vera), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, and other natural ingredients.” See her post at the Rosacea Support Forum – Free 1 oz Sample of Rosacea Relief for more information. …

6. RGS5 gene can reverse angiogenesis

From: Aussies stop cancer tumour frenzy Researchers based at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research have discovered a gene that can reverse angiogenesis – the growth of blood vessels inside a tumour. Their work, led by associate Professor Ruth Ganss, is a world first and has been recognised by internationally-renowned scientific journal Nature in its weekly edition, published online today. …

7. NRS adds Q&A section to their web site

The NRS have announce a new section on their web site. Rosacea sufferers are now able to submit questions online and have them answered by a range of rosacea experts. From Ask the Doctors: Have a question about rosacea? Leading dermatologists, ophthalmologists, researchers and others will answer questions about this chronic but treatable condition. New questions are answered every month, so be …

8. acne rosacea sourcebook: a computer wrote it !!

Back in 2003 I ordered a copy of “The Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Acne Rosacea”. I was looking to read what was available on the topic of rosacea and this book was listed on amazon.com. The book confused me ; it was so bad. Little did I know, the book was written by a computer. The author, Philip M. Parker has some patents related …

9. aloe vera company seeks rosacea trial participants

Just posted to the Rosacea Support Forum is a request for rosacea sufferers who are interested in a new series of aloe vera capsules and gel. See Aloe vera company seeks participants for Rosacea study for more information. Aloemaxx Health Systems Inc, is a retailer of organic, non-toxic aloe vera products. Through the cooperation of rosacea-support.org, Aloemaxx is seeking twelve participants to take …

10. Rosacea-LTD User Reviews

Rosacea-LTD has been discussed on rosacea forums the internet for a long time. In fact one of the first message I posted in 1998 was looking for some feedback on this product. The fact that the company is still in business is a good sign.

This product consists of compressed disks of various salts and sulphur. You gently slide the product over wet …

11. warning: Singulair might cause depression

From the Wall Street Journal: Possible Suicide Link Prompts FDA to Probe Merck Asthma Drug: The Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating a possible association between the widely used asthma medication Singulair and behavioral changes, including suicide…

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