Rosacea News December 2010

1. Lupin Pharmaceuticals also files ANDA for Generic Oracea

The battle to make generic Oracea available to the public is heating up. Recently filed documents in Delaware show that Lupin Pharmaceuticals, which are based in India have filed for …

2. Laser still the best for Spider Veins on the Face (WSJ)

An article today in the Wall Street Journal’s Health Aches & Claims section discusses treatments that are available to remove spider veins that can develop on the face. The author quotes Dr. David Goldberg who is well know to rosacea sufferers as a director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey and a clinical professor of dermatology and director …

3. Rosaclear from Obagi as an Integrated Rosacea Treatment Regime

The idea of using an American Academy of Dermatology Poster session paper to introduce research around a new product is nothing new. Getting a poster session approved is easier than a full …

4. Doxycycline is as good as Low Dose Accutane (0.3mg/kg/day)

This study as described in a AAD Poster Session, compared 3 different doses of isotretinoin/accutane with a somewhat standard low dose  regime of doxycyline.  The study was able to show that 0.3mg/kg/day of accutane was as effective as 100mg of Doxycycline for 14 days; followed by 50mg a day thereafter. A dose of accutane of 0.3mg/kg/day is 18mg per day for a …

5. Finacea Foam vs. Finacea Gel

This time last year we learned that Finacea Foam was being trialled for rosacea. That 2009 initiated trial was to compare Finacea Foam against the placebo foam vehicle.

Now a new trial has been listed to compare Finacea Gel with Finacea Foam.

As I noted a year ago, these kind of `swings and roundabouts’ trials tend to be seen when a product reaches maturity and the …

6. What role do micro-organisms in play in Rosacea?

This abstract promises to tell us everything we need to know about the possible role of micro-organisms in the way that the disease Rosacea starts and develops. Even though the role of published research is not to provide reading material for the general public, I still look to journal …

7. Sunscreen does indeed help prevent Melanoma

Apparently this is new information; a study has for the firs time found evidence that sunscreen can help prevent the deadly skin cancer melanoma.

I had assumed that this was a well known fact, but this is not …

8. Rosacea’s Inflammation Mechanisms: Symposium Notes

Thanks for the tip from Dan, here is an interesting presentation from the AAD Summer Academy Meeting, August 4-8, Chicago, Ill. The notes are titled Acne and Rosacea: Inflammatory mechanisms and their impact on therapy and were part of Symposium S012. The Symposium was titled What’s Breaking Out: Acne and Rosacea. Dr. Bhatia was the first speaker, and was down to cover this …

9. Topical Timolol (Timoptic) for rosacea lesions around the eye

A new clinical trial is proposing to look at using a non-cardioselective beta-blocker, Timolol Opthalmic, to treat ocular rosacea based benign vascular lesions on the eyelid. The condition is chronic as it can lead to blindness. Timolol has been used orally in the treatment for hypertension and opthalmic solutions have been used to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. Clinical …

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