Galderma is certainly the heavyweight for rosacea treatments and skincare. Rosacea sufferers will be familiar with Metrogel 1% and Oracea as well as their Cetaphil skincare range. More recently Galderma has gained approval for Mirvaso and also has CD5024/Ivermectin in development.

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Vectical (topical Vitamin D3) approved for Psoriasis

The FDA has recently approved Vectical (topcial vitamin D3 from Galderma) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. The active ingredient of Vectical is known as calcitrol and is a naturally occurring form of vitamin D3. Calcitrol has been shown safe to use for extended periods up to 52 weeks and also on sensitive skin fold […]

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In the news this week is an announcement that Oracea is on its way to being approved for sale in Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. European Regulatory Authority (EMEA) Recommends Granting Of Marketing Authorization For MediGene’s Drug Oracea MediGene AG announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Committee for […]

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Collagenex is set to become a subsidiary of the much bigger Galderma, after CollaGenex agreed to a merger. So 2 of the biggest pharmaceutical companies involved with make rosacea treatments are to become the same company. Galderma has long been associated with rosacea treatment, and is best known for the metronidazole based topicals metrogel, metrocream […]

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A recent investor presentation from Collagenex shows some interesting insights into how Collagenex are promoting Oracea. Oracea is promoted as safe and effective for long term use. It was reported that the average duration of Oracea therapy is 4 months, compared to an average of 2.5 months for other rosacea prescriptions. 52% of Oracea prescriptions […]

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There has been a lot of copy written about so-called low dose or anti-inflammatory dose doxycycline. This form of antibiotic therapy is one of the more promising recent therapeutic developments ; it will likely become a widely known and available treatment. This recently published paper shows that a daily dose of 40mg of doxycycline is […]

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