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Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – When you purchase a new eye shadow or shampoo, you expect those products will be safe and that they won't cause skin breakouts – or worse. But new research found that's not always the case. And, because cosmetics are woefully underregulated in the United States, and there's no solid system in place to catch when personal care products are harmful, it's possible you'll ...

Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever Cases

Posted 3 Dec 2015 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 – Do your winter travel plans include Hawaii? You may want to pack bug repellent, experts say. That's because the Big Island of Hawaii is facing an outbreak of dengue fever – a mosquito-borne virus that can cause terrible headache and crushing pain in the muscles and joints. State health officials have confirmed 117 cases of dengue fever on the Big Island since ...

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by

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: Regranex (becaplermin) Gel

Posted 6 Jun 2008 by

[UPDATE 06/06/2008] FDA informed healthcare professionals that a Boxed Warning was added to prescribing information for Regranex that describes an increased risk of death from cancer in patients treated with three or more tubes of Regranex compared with those patients who did not use the product. FDA recommends that Regranex be used only when the benefits can be expected to outweigh the ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Regranex (becaplermin) Gel

Posted 27 Mar 2008 by

[Posted 03/27/2008] The FDA is conducting a safety review based on study data suggesting there may be an increased risk of death from cancer in diabetic patients using Regranex (becaplermin) Gel, a skin product used to heal leg and foot ulcers. While the review is ongoing, the FDA recommends health care professionals discuss the potential risks and benefits of using Regranex with their patients. ...

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