Pediatricians could be overprescribing combination antifungal/corticosteroidsA review of a large claims-based database suggests that they are. Investigators identified almost 10,000 children aged up to 14 years who were prescribed either Lotrisone or Mycolog-II creams (antifungal and corticosteroid combination products) by pediatricians and other specialists from 2007 through 2014.
FDA warns about dosing errors with antifungalAfter a death and a hospitalized patient, FDA is cautioning that differences in dosing regimens between the 2 oral formulations of Merck’s antifungal drug Noxafil (posaconazole) have resulted in dosing errors.
Pediatric psoriasis, eczema: Triggers and therapiesIn part two of our discussion, Kelly Cordoro, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, discusses environmental and microbial triggers and when to choose systemic therapies with Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Group calls on FDA to remove antifungal from marketThe oral formulations of the antifungal medication ketoconazole should be removed from the market immediately, Public Citizen said this week in a petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA drug approvals-January 2015FDA actions in brief, recommendations for approval, fast-track designations.
New topical antifungals provide better penetrationNew topical antifungal treatments provide better penetration and efficacy than their predecessors, says an expert.
FDA approves Kerydin topical solution for onychomycosis of the toenailsFDA approved tavaborole (Kerydin, Anacor Pharmaceuticals) topical solution, 5%, which is the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails.
FDA approves skin infection drugThe Food and Drug Administration has approved an antibacterial medication for the treatment of adult patients with acute skin infections.
Anti-fungal eradicates HIV from infected cellsThe topical anti-fungal agent ciclopirox causes HIV-infected cells to commit suicide by jamming up the cells’ powerhouse, the mitochondria, according to a recent study.