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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

How much do Rosacea Prescriptions Really Cost?

You don’t have to read the online rosacea forums for very long to see the outrage at how much rosacea sufferers, especially in the US, pay for Rosacea Prescriptions. If you want to try Metrogel 1%, Oracea or Finacea what might you expect to pay? The answer is actually not straight forward. A lot will […]

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Promiseb Rx Cream has NO ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

In all of your internet searching for treatments, have you ever come across a FDA approved, prescription-only treatment that claims to have no active ingredients ? Would you stop and think What is that all about? Well I did. The supporting web site for Promiseb Topical Cream  (online at http://promiseb.com/) contains a very interesting insight […]

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Prescription topicals go on first

When rosacea sufferers are first diagnosed it can be confusing to know how to include prescription topicals into their daily skincare regime. Rosacea patients want to know both that their expensive prescription medication has the best chance of working and that their current skin care system can still work. In the most recent `Ask a […]

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Is Oracea different to 50mg a day of Doxycycline ?

I came across the following graph in a recent presentation at the recent AAD meeting and figured it was interesting enough to highlight it here. The following graph, sourced from Collagenex (who sell Oracea), shows the blood plasma concentration of doxycycline after taking Oracea compared to 50mg once a day of generic doxycycline. The horizontal […]

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Oracea Too Expensive ?

Some interesting comments from KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel via a NPR segment. He raises two points that are worth discussing. Firstly is Oracea really any better than generic doxycycline and secondly what does it say about the pharmaceutical industry (and insurance companies – ed) that a repackaged old product  can be so expensive ? […]

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