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2008-07-16 21:00:28

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Pharma S.A., a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, announced today that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved Differin(R) Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a novel topical treatment for acne vulgaris in Japan. The drug will be marketed in Japan by Galderma KK, the fully-owned Japanese arm of Galderma, and strategic alliance partner Shionogi. Differin(R) has been available for over 15 years and is...

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2008-07-08 12:15:00

Restore and renew. "Significantly reduces the loss of cells in the epidermis." "Regenerate cells and repair tissue." The newest skin creams beckon with an air of scientific gravitas, holding out the hope that now, at last, medicine has triumphed over the visible aging process. With tantalizing biological references and understated packaging, the products are among the first to capitalize on the public's insatiable appetite for stem-cell technology. "The goal of these products is to create a...

2008-03-25 06:00:00

As prom season looms, here's some advice from Dr. Jason Green, a dermatologist, on treating and preventing acne. 1) Hormones, stress: "No one's too old to have acne," Green says. "It's not restricted to puberty." Factors that can aggravate acne include an increase in male hormones in males and females, menstruation, emotional stress, hair products and oil and grease from cosmetics. Vigorous face-washing can also make acne worse, as well as astringents, which strip skin of natural...

2007-12-30 03:00:07

By Hunter, Simon JOURNALS WATCH Too busy to catch up on the research? Let Dr Simon Hunter update you on recent papers Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis N Engl J Med 2007; 357:2,143-52 Lung disease causes about 80 per cent of deaths in cystic fibrosis, with the median age at death being 25 years. The most aggressive therapy for this end-stage lung disease is lung transplantation. This study aimed to assess the effects of lung transplantation on survival and quality of life in...

2006-10-25 21:00:35

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., today announces the completion of Eisai's acquisition of four oncology-related products from Ligand Pharmaceuticals. The companies were advised that the 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) act was terminated early by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In the agreement, Eisai Co., Ltd. and Eisai Inc. obtained exclusive global rights to ONTAK(R)...

2006-08-21 16:25:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A well-known acne drug may increase cholesterol and other fat levels more than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The drug isotretinoin, sold as Roche AG's Accutane as well as a generic, raised levels of triglyceride fats in about 44 percent of patients with previously normal levels, the University of California San Francisco analysis found. Total cholesterol levels were higher for 31 percent of patients. Previously, clinical trials of...

2006-08-21 16:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A well-known acne drug may increase cholesterol and other fat levels more than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The drug isotretinoin, sold as Roche AG's Accutane as well as a generic, raised levels of triglyceride fats in about 44 percent of patients with previously normal levels, the University of California San Francisco analysis found. Total cholesterol levels were higher for 31 percent of patients. Previously, clinical trials of Accutane showed...

2006-05-19 08:25:00

NEW YORK -- People with severe acne who achieve clearer skin with a combination of an oral antibiotic and anti-acne gels applied to the skin are often able to maintain their clearer complexion by using gels alone, according to two studies in the Archives of Dermatology. "This approach is especially attractive in an environment with rising concerns ... regarding long-term antibiotic use," note the authors of one report. For some people, acne may be so severe that a doctor may prescribe oral...

2006-04-26 14:36:54

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low doses of isotretinoin (brand name, Roaccutane or Accutane) are effective for treating moderate acne, according to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "The efficacy of isotretinoin at (regular doses) in the treatment of acne is well established and considered safe, although sometimes not easily tolerated because of its cutaneous side effects," Dr. Marcelo H. Grunwald, of Soroka University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, and colleagues...

2006-03-07 18:09:39

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Differin (adapalene gel 0.1%) used in combination with either topical or oral antibiotics is safe and effective for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe acne. Results of a phase IV multicenter trial were presented in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. The 12-week study of the topical retinoid gel involved 1,979 patients and more than 400 practicing dermatologists. The dermatologists were...


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