Food and Drug Administration

FDA clears new drug application for topical psoriasis treatmentThe Food and Drug Administration accepted a new drug application for IDP-118 lotion (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene, Ortho Dermatologics), for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis.
Topical for acne vulgarisOrtho Dermatologics has announced that RETIN-A MICRO® (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.06% is now available commercially to healthcare professionals.
New RF device for facial rejuvenationHologic’s Cynosure division announced the launch of an advanced radiofrequency device that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to facial fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin through soft tissue coagulation, and improve the appearance of cellulite.
What are GRAS ingredients?Another way cosmetics insure their safety is by adhering to a list of substances known as GRAS ingredients. GRAS stands for “Generally Recognized as Safe” and indicates ingredients that are currently widely used in the marketplace without safety issues.
SculpSure expands clearance to treat the double chinThe non-invasive body contouring device SculpSure has added submental to its FDA clearance areas, including abdomen, love handles, back and thighs.
New products for November 2017A round-up of the latest products hitting the dermatology market including treatment for eczema and wounds, plus care for rejuvenating procedures.
Treatment investigated to prevent blood-clotting disordersA new subcutaneous therapy could offer a promising solution to a bleeding disorder in both children and adults.
FDA expands indications for SculpSureThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an expanded FDA 510(k) clearance in September for Cynosure’s non-invasive body contouring product, SculpSure.
How quality measures can decrease cesareansCan adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
USPSTF reaffirms benefit of folic acid supplementationThe USPSTF updates their 2009 statement on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Plus: The FDA releases the final advice on fish consumption.