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Biofrontera Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Ameluz and Activating BF-RhodoLED Device for Treatment of Actinic Keratosis

Posted 8 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

Leverkusen, Germany, May 11, 2016 – Biofrontera AG (FSE: B8F), the specialist for the treatment of sun-induced skin cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of its combination topical prescription drug Ameluz (BF-200 ALA) and medical device BF-RhodoLED® for photodynamic therapy (PDT) treatment of mild to moderate actinic keratosis (AK) on the fa ...

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study authors reported Nov. 25 in JAMA Dermatology. Even generics have succumbed to ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Picato (ingenol mebutate) Gel: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns of Severe Adverse Events, Requires Label Changes

Posted 21 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is warning about reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster (shingles) associated with the use of Picato gel (ingenol mebutate). FDA received reports of cases involving severe eye injuries and skin reactions associated with the application of Picato gel. Some cases were associated with Picato gel not being used according to the instructions for use on the label. As a ...

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

Posted 27 Aug 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 – Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy – freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests. Rough, scaly spots, called actinic keratoses, are often found on the scalp and face of people with fair complexions who've had a lot of sun exposure. This review of prior research found that ...

FDA Approves Picato (ingenol mebutate) Gel, the First and Only Topical Actinic Keratosis (AK) Therapy With 2 or 3 Consecutive Days of Once-Daily Dosing

Posted 25 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

PARSIPPANY, N.J., January 25, 2012, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Leo Pharma announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Picato (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is a precancerous condition caused by cumulative sun exposure that has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common ...

FDA Approves Zyclara (imiquimod) Cream, 2.5% for the Treatment of Actinic Keratoses

Posted 29 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

BRISTOL, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 18, 2011 - Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Graceway) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zyclara Cream, 2.5% for the treatment of actinic keratoses, determining it to be safe and effective for the treatment of clinically typical, visible or palpable actinic keratoses (AK). The new formulation may be used on the full face or ...

FDA Approves Zyclara (imiquimod) Cream, 3.75% for the Treatment of Actinic Keratoses

Posted 29 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ – Graceway Pharmaceuticals announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Zyclara, determining it to be safe and effective for the treatment of clinically typical, visible or palpable actinic keratoses (AK). The new treatment can be used on large areas of skin, including the full face or balding ...

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