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FDA Warns AD/HD Patch Can Lead To Permanent Skin Color Loss

Medscape (6/25, Brooks) report that the FDA issued a warning Wednesday that Noven Therapeutics, Inc.’s Daytrana (methylphenidate), a patch for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), “may cause permanent skin color loss.” According to the FDA, “postmarketing reports of acquired skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation of...

Ready for Takeoff?

Excerpt from Dermatology World – April 2015: While 90 percent of respondents reported that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program, 41 percent said their organizations do not receive any reimbursement for these services. Twenty percent of executives reported receiving lower rates...

Can you get a skin allergy from Vaping?

Vaping or the use of e-cigarettes has been touted as “safer” than smoking cigarettes. Yet, is this really true? With respect to skin allergies, hives and itching, there may be more to be studied.  Many of the liquids used for vaping containe propylene glycol, a known skin allergen. In addition, many contain fruit and spice flavorings such as strawberry, mint and berry extracts that are know irritants on the skin and possibly can also produce hives and a systemic reaction. If you already know that you are allergic to berries, then vaping an extract with berries could produce a systemic allergic response in your lungs and trigger a skin allergy.