Sarah Thuerk
Tanning salons outnumber McDonald’s in Florida
There are more tanning facilities than McDonald’s restaurants in the state of Florida, according to recent research.
Derm practice pays $150K settlement for stolen patient data
A Massachusetts dermatology practice has agreed to pay a $150,000 settlement to the federal government, the result of an unencrypted thumb drive containing patient data being stolen from a staff member’s car.
Sandoz to test biosimilar for adalimumab
Sandoz has begun a phase 3 trial of a biosimilar version of adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Founder of PIP implants sentenced to prison
The founder of a French breast implant company that sold faulty devices has been sentenced to four years in prison.
FDA looking at safety of antibacterial hand soaps
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule that would require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps to demonstrate that their products are safe and effective.
Pathway activation could restart hair follicle growth
Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that, when activated, can stimulate hair growth in dormant hair follicles.
AAD issues guidelines for atopic dermatitis diagnosis
AAD issues guidelines for atopic dermatitis diagnosis
The American Academy of Dermatology has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.
Lasers effective for clearing excessive scars
Excessive scarring, particularly hypertrophic scars, can be treated effectively with currently available laser treatments, results of a recent study suggest.
New test differentiates melanoma from benign lesions
A newly launched diagnostic test by Myriad Genetics can differentiate malignant melanoma from benign skin lesions.
FDA approves injectable foam for varicose veins
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam, BTG International) for the treatment of varicose veins.

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