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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Gallo et al. patent Mast Cell Stabilizers

A 2014 patent application has surfaced that points to a potential new family of topical rosacea treatments. Drs. Gallo, Nardo and Muto have filed for a patent covering the role of mast cell stabilizers in treating rosacea. The patent also covers the inhibition and stimulation of vitamin D3, cathelicidin and serine protease, and how the […]

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Zenavod (DFD-09) is the new Generic Oracea – sadly no

News today that Dr. Reddy’s subsidiary Promius Pharma has gained tentative approval for their 40mg formulation of doxycycline for the papules and pustles of rosacea. Before we get too excited about the real possibility of the availability of a generic form of Oracea, the announcement tells us that the approval is “subject to an automatic […]

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Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

A patent application has emerged that proposed what might be an improvement to the doxycycline based Oracea treatment for rosacea. The patent seeks to create a sub-antibiotic dose formulation of doxycycline that is less susceptible to what it calls the `food effect’. Food effect refers to food-drug interactions which lead to either a decrease or […]

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Say goodbye to Generic Oracea

A recent ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has put the final nail in coffin of the hopes for the availability of Generic Oracea. Rosacea sufferers will need to wait until that late 2020’s until the current patents protecting Oracea expire. Concerted efforts from Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Inc. have both failed to […]

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Generic Metrogel Pump 1% from Sandoz

Despite suggestions that Generic Metrogel is easily available in the US, there are scant reports online from users getting access to cheaper Metronidazole 1% treatments. In July this year Sandoz announced that they were selling a generic version of Metrogel 1%. The generic versions of metronidazole gel were previously restricted to 0.75% as the patent […]

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