Rosacea News November 2011

1. FDA Approved 35 New Drugs in FY 2011

The FDA announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 35 new medicines in fiscal year 2011. They included “important advances for patients, including: two new treatments for hepatitis C; a drug for late-stage prostate cancer; …

2. Topical Ivermectin + Metrogel from Galderma

An update to the 2009 filing of the patent covering preparations of Ivermectin and Metronidazole has emerged at the USPTO Patent Application Site. That application was in turn a followup to the original French language application 0505918 from 2005. The patent covers many different combinations of ivermectin and metronidazole such as emulsion, cream, gel with ivermectin present in an amount of from 0.01% to …

3. Amneal Pharmaceuticals joins the Generic Oracea War

News today of yet another company in the courts fighting against Galderma for the right to make Generic Oracea. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, based in Gujarat, India, a producer of generic …

4. Pineapple + Cottage Cheese, Get Bromelain from your fridge

Are you searching for a natural therapy to quickly relieve your symptoms? Would you be willing to try freshly crushed pineapple and cottage cheese on your face? Ellen …

5. Scenesse One Step Closer for Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)

News from Clinuvel that Scenesse (their implant of afamelanotide 16mg) has shown a provable positive effect on EPP sufferers in a US Phase 2 Trial. EPP is an acute intolerance to exposure to sunlight and UV. Sufferers of …

6. Accutane Gaining More Popularity

A new paper that highlights the progress made in recent years by researchers who are seeking to prove that accutane is a viable rosacea treatment.

This growing body of proof is actually quite important because oral isotretinoin is not officially approved as a treatment for rosacea. Doctors can prescribe accutane off-label for use in rosacea, so more comprehensive trials of accutane can only be a good thing. Further, the growing difficulty in finding a doctor who will actually prescribe accutane means that rosacea sufferers need all the proof that they can get their hands on.

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