Altreno Lotion Now Available for Acne Vulgaris
Ortho Dermatologics launches Altreno (tretinoin) Lotion 0.05% for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years and older. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2018, providing patients with the efficacy of tretinoin and the tolerability of a lotion formulation containing hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and collagen to help hydrate and moisturize the skin. For more information, visit www.ortho-dermatologics.com.
Bryhali Approved for Plaque Psoriasis in Adults
Ortho Dermatologics announces US Food and Drug Administration approval of Bryhali (halobetasol propionate) Lotion 0.01% for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults. Bryhali is a corticosteroid in a novel vehicle lotion with safety established for dosing up to 8 weeks, offering patients a longer duration of use than other topical steroids. For more information, visit www.bryhali.com.
CoolSculpting Cleared for the Submandibular Area
Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc, an Allergan affiliate, announces US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of CoolSculpting to treat the submandibular area. The FDA clearance also was expanded to include patients with a body mass index of up to 46.2 when treating the submental and submandibular areas. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical treatment that works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce natural controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting also is cleared for treatment of visible fat bulges on the thighs, abdomen, and flanks. For more information, visit www.coolsculpting.com.
Glytone Age-Defying Vitamin C+E Serum Reduces Signs of Aging
Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique introduces Glytone Age-Defying Vitamin C+E Serum, a layering serum with time-released, high concentrations of stabilized vitamins C and E combined with red tea flavonoids to deliver antioxidant protection and antiaging benefits. It is indicated for premature aging caused by environmental damage and oxidative stress as well as postprocedure relief. For more information, visit www.glytone-usa.com.
Hyrimoz Biosimilar Approved for Psoriasis
Sandoz, a Novartis Division, announces US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Hyrimoz (adalimumab-adaz), a biosimilar indicated for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients 4 years and older, ankylosing spondylitis, adult Crohn disease, and ulcerative colitis. Hyrimoz is the third FDA-approved biosimilar from Sandoz. For more information, visit www.sandoz.com.
Libtayo Approved for SCC
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and sanofi-aventis US LLC, announce US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or locally advanced cutaneous SCC who are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation. Libtayo is a monoclonal antibody targeting the programmed death receptor 1. Libtayo was evaluated by the FDA under Priority Review and provides physicians with a tool to treat patients with cutaneous SCC who previously had limited options. Libtayo is administered as a 350-mg intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. For more information, visit www.libtayohcp.com.
Restylane Lyft Now Approved for Hand Rejuvenation
Nestlé Skin Health announces US Food and Drug Administration approval of Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands for patients older than 21 years. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine also is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds, cheek augmentation, and age-related midface contour deficiencies. For more information, visit www.RestylaneUSA.com.
Xepi Launches for Impetigo
Cutanea Life Sciences launches Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream 1%, a quinolone antimicrobial, for the treatment of impetigo in adult and pediatric patients 2 months or older. Xepi is applied twice daily for 5 days and has been shown to be active against most isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates) and Streptococcus pyogenes, both in vitro and in clinical infections. For more information, visit www.XepiCream.com.
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