Immune Pharmaceuticals acquires a nanoparticle topical formulation of cyclosporine A for the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pemphigus vulgaris, and other severe inflammatory dermatoses. Researchers have incorporated cyclosporine A into biodegradable nanocapsules and have developed stable topical formulations that are able to achieve therapeutic cyclosporine A levels in the targeted skin layers. This topical treatment provides a potential alternative to oral cyclosporine A and other topical immunosuppressive drugs. For more information, visit www.immunepharmaceuticals.com.
Picato Gel Warning
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a warning about reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster associated with the use of Picato Gel (ingenol mebutate) for the treatment of actinic keratosis. The allergic reaction may include throat tightness, difficulty breathing, feeling faint, or swelling of the lips or tongue. The FDA received reports of cases involving severe eye injuries associated with Picato Gel not being used according to the instructions for use on the label. Changes to the labeling have been requested by the FDA to warn about these new safety risks. Patients should not use Picato Gel for a longer period or on an area of skin larger than instructed on the drug label. Patients also should avoid application in, near, and around the mouth, lips, and eye area. For more information, visit www.fda.gov/MedWatch.
Ximino Extended-Release Capsules
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd announces US Food and Drug Administration approval of the Supplemental New Drug Application for Ximino (minocycline hydrochloride) extended-release capsules (45, 90, and 135 mg). Ximino extended-release capsules are indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years and older. Ximino extended-release capsules are expected to be available for patients during the fourth quarter of 2015. For more information, visit www.sunpharma.com.
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