"iPledge makes everything harder. It inhibits flexibility. In Australia – where my two nieces and nephew live – when they started isotretinoin, the doctor just gave them 6 months of isotretinoin and sent them on their way," said Dr. Goldberg.
Clinical acne is present in 45% of women aged 21-30 years, 26% of women aged 31-40, and 12% of women aged 41-50, according to the results of a recent cross-sectional study of 2,895 U.S. females aged 10-70 years (J. Womens Health [Larchmt] 2012;21:223-30).
Dr. Rademaker’s investigator-initiated study was sponsored by Douglas Pharmaceuticals (an isotretinoin manufacturer in New Zealand). He had no other conflicts of interest. Dr. Feldman reported significant financial relationships with several pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Goldberg had no financial conflicts to report.