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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Soolantra listed at $275 a tube

A recently published paper that seeks to compare the long term, shall we say, `total cost’ of Soolantra, Finacea and Metrogel 0.75%, has given us a window into official listed prices for these prescription items. The following table is from this paper – Cost-Effectiveness of Ivermectin 1% Cream in Adults with Papulopustular Rosacea in the United […]

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Off Label Treatments for Rosacea

Has your doctor ever prescribed you something other than Metrogel, Soolantra, Finacea, Oracea or Mirvaso for rosacea? If so, then your doctor has given you an off-label prescription. Were you aware that only officially approved FDA treatments for rosacea are the 4 treatments from Galderma – Metrogel, Oracea, Soolantra & and Mirvaso, and one from […]

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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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Rosacea Prescriptions are FREE in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The recent series of articles discussing the cost of rosacea prescriptions in the USA and Australia has highlighted the availability of prescriptions for free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Prescriptions attract a modest NHS co-payment in England – £8.20 for each medicine dispensed. In order to access prescriptions in the UK you need to be eligible […]

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Oracea and Finacea prescription prices are increasing !

The JAMA Dermatology has just published a summary of the trend in prescription prices from 2009 to 2015. The news is not good. Overall the brand-name prescriptions increased in price FOUR FOLD during this period. Four national chain pharmacies in the West Palm Beach, Florida, area—specifically, Costco, CVS, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens—were initially surveyed in […]

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