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Aclaris Therapeutics Receives FDA Approval for Eskata (hydrogen peroxide) Topical Solution, 40% (w/w) for the Treatment of Raised Seborrheic Keratoses
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com
MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRS), a dermatologist-led biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eskata (hydrogen peroxide) topical solution, 40% (w/w) for the treatment of raised seborrheic keratoses, or SKs. SKs are non-cancerous skin growths that affect more than 83 million American adults and can be an aesthetic skin concern. SKs tend to increase in size and number with age. The condition is more prevalent than acne, psoriasis and rosacea combined. “This achievement delivers on Aclaris’ commitment to bringing innovative therapies to market that address significant unmet needs in dermatology,” said Dr. Neal Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aclaris. “For the first time, with the approval of Eskata, patients will have access to an FDA-approved topical, n ... Read more
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 price inflation, up 279 percent between 2011 and 2014, based on the drugs surveyed. Price increases for skin treatments far outpaced the general inflation rate of 11 percent during the six-year study period, the researchers said. "Cancer drugs were the worst in terms of the numbers" – up 1,240 percent or nearly $11,000 over the six-year study period – primarily because of two medicines, said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of ... Read more
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