Tazarotene is in the retinoid family (think Retin-A® and its many cousins) and has been shown to have advantages in reversing sun damage, improving lines and wrinkles, as well as treating psoriasis. It is also highly effective for controlling acne. You may have already heard of this multi-tasking wonder drug under the brand names of – Avage® 1.0% Cream and Tazorac® which comes in 0.5% and 1.0% cream and gel formulations (Allergan).
Well the big news about Tazarotene is that Stiefel, a GSK company, submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for Tazarotene foam for the topical treatment of facial acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age or o
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and Stiefel, a GSK company stiefel.com are taking the challenging plight of albinos in sub-Saharan Africa very seriously. They announced a global initiative on sun protection for albinos called Hats On For Skin Health. The program’s main goal is to raise funds to provide hats and other sun-protective items for Tanzanians suffering from albinism. Albinism is the genetic inability to produce the pigment melanin in the skin, hair and eyes, resulting in pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes and impaired vision.
Curiously, Tanzania has tens of thousands of albinos among its population, and unless measures are taken to protect their