Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Patient dosing begins for Phase 2 study of new topical gel for atopic dermatitis
The first patient has been dosed in the phase two study of PR022 (hypochlorous acid, Realm Therapeutics), a topical gel treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis.
JDD honors Adam Friedman, M.D., for educational contributors
Adam Friedman, M.D., was honored with the Innovations in Residency Training Award by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC) held in January.
NPF offers a new patient information resource for a pediatric audience
National Psoriasis Foundation has launched a new website specifically designed for the information needs of children and teens who have psoriatic arthritis.
FDA clears new drug application for topical psoriasis treatment
The 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.
Integrated Dermatology names new medical director of Virginia office
Morgana Colombo, M.D., is partnering with Integrated Dermatology to lead its practice in Reston, Va., according to a news release.
Aesthetic Academy names Kevin Sadati, D.O., Best Aesthetic Physician
Participants at the Aesthetic Academy named Kevin Sadati, D.O., a facial plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif., Best Aesthetic Doctor at its recent program.
Majority of consumers interested in cosmetic procedures
Almost seven in 10 consumers surveyed recently expressed interest in undergoing a cosmetic procedure, which is twice as many who considered such treatments in 2013, according to findings released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
Tattoos damage sweat glands
Tattoos alter the skin’s ability to produce sweat and result in higher concentrations of sodium, a study shows.
AAD offers MIPS guidance
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is assisting with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by offering a series of tools that guide users based on customized input.
Digital pill caps, financial incentives fail med adherence
Neither smart technology like digital pill caps, nor financial incentives, significantly improved patients’ medication adherence, a study shows.


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