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Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options

Dermatologists should be proactive in the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis in their patients. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by sweating in excess of what is required for normal temperature control. While there are many causes of hyperhidrosis, focal sweating in an otherwise healthy person is classified as primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is not rare with the reported prevalence ranging from 1% to 3%.

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First Report® Dermatology News

7/14/2014 - Tavaborole topical solution, 5%, (Kerydin, Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.) received FDA approval for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails.
7/3/2014 - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law a bill that bans indoor tanning in minors under 18.
7/1/2014 - Merz and Ulthera, Inc. have entered a definitive merger agreement in which Merz will acquire Ulthera, Inc.

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FDA Reclassifies Sun Lamp Products

The regulatory agency issues a final order reclassifying sun lamp products as Class II devices. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) commended the FDA’s action to finalized stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices, including a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18.

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Dermatologists Influenced by Free Drug Samples

The use of branded acne medications increased in dermatology offices that accepted free drug samples, concluded a study recently published in JAMA Dermatology. The study also found that free samples of acne drugs led to a 2-fold increase in prescription costs in private offices.

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Non-Invasive Approach to Biopsies

Clinical diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers is performed primarily by the naked eye. Because even the most sophisticated eye is fallible, there is a chance that skin cancer might be visually diagnosed as benign, while conversely a benign mole might be biopsied for fear of missing a melanoma. As reported in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, nearly 80% of all skin biopsies performed result in benign diagnoses.1

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