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FDA Approves Kerydin (tavaborole) Topical Solution for Onychomycosis of the Toenails

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

PALO ALTO, Calif. July 8, 2014--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and nail bed that affects approximately 35 million people in the United States, according to Podiatry Today. "We are pleased to announce the FDA approval of Kerydin, which provides an important new topical treatment option for the millions of people in the United States who are infected with onychomycosis of the toenails," said Paul Berns, Chief Executive Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals. "We expect to launch Kerydin in the U.S., either alone or with a partner, as early as the end of this quarter." "Onychomycosis ... Read more

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval Of Jublia for the Treatment of Onychomycosis

Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

LAVAL, Quebec, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. today announced that that its wholly owned subsidiary, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, received notice that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Jublia (efinaconazole 10% topical solution), the first topical triazole approved for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. "We acquired Jublia through our purchase of Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008 and advanced Jublia from pre-IND stage through Clinical Phases 1, 2 and 3," said J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are working quickly to get this important product launched in the U.S. and Canada in the third quarter of 2014. We anticipate favorable managed care coverage in the U.S., similar to other branded antifungal agents, with peak sales of $300-$800 ... Read more

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Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungus

Posted 15 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

-- Your feet, particularly your toenails and in between the toes, are prone to fungal infection, often referred to as athlete's foot. This can lead to itchy toes and thick, brittle and discolored nails. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you can help prevent fungal infections of the feet by: Carefully and frequently washing the feet, making sure to thoroughly dry them. If walking in public showers or locker rooms, wearing flip flops or shower shoes. Changing pantyhose, shoes and socks more than once daily. Cutting toenails in a straight line, short enough that the nail doesn't grow beyond the toe. Making sure that shoes and hosiery aren't too tight. Wearing socks of synthetic material and shoes of breathable material. Disinfecting any nail clippers and pedicure tools after use. Also, avoid polishing toenails that appear to have a fungal infection. Read more

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Health Tip: Protect Feet From Fungus

Posted 18 May 2011 by Drugs.com

-- Fungal toenail infections can linger for years without causing pain or another reason to seek treatment. But infected nails can turn thick, discolored or brittle, which could be embarrassing. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help prevent a fungal foot infection in the first place: Wash your feet with water and soap, then dry them thoroughly. Inspect the feet and toes regularly, looking for cracked or itchy skin. Don't go barefoot in a public shower or sauna. Wear a pair of flip flops or sandals. Change your socks and shoes more than once daily. Keep toenails trimmed straight across. Wear properly-fitting shoes that are made of breathable materials, and skip very tight hosiery. Wear socks made of synthetic materials, rather than cotton or wool, to help draw moisture away from the skin. Regularly disinfect any clippers or scissors used to care for the feet. ... Read more

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