Advances in moderate-to-severe Atopic Dermatitis Merger to boost eczema offerings June 15, 2016 By Lisette Hilton Pfizer and Anacor Pharmaceuticals announced in May that the pharmaceutical companies merged with Pfizer acquiring Anacor for about $5.2 billion. Dermatologists say merger is a good move for patients. Hard water in home linked to eczema in infancy June 15, 2016 By Lisette Hilton This is an interesting and credible study of infants, suggesting there probably is a link, one expert notes. It remains to be seen whether water softeners and chlorine filters should be recommended one day. Read more on the data. Oatmeal soothes, relieves, and inhibits viruses March 09, 2016 By Reena Rupani M.D. Good for more than a morning meal, oatmeal soothes angry skin, relieves itching, and even has an antimicrobial effect. Guidelines diverge around atopic dermatitis management AD management guidelines among dermatology and allergy specialties differ in important areas but should be seen as opportunity for the two specialties to partner to achieve optimal patient care.