David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

BioPharmX developing topical Minocycline Gel 1%

Written by on September 13, 2018 in Antibiotics, clinical trials, minocycline with 2 Comments
BioPharmX developing topical Minocycline Gel 1%

A phase 2 trial for a topical minocycline gel for the papules and pustules of rosacea has just been listed. BiopharmX, the sponsors of the trial, suggest that the product BPX-04 has “good tolerability and promising efficacy in rosacea” and also showcases “the value of our anhydrous hydrophilic topical delivery system.” The trial will compare the […]

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Generic Oracea – sadly just not going to happen

Generic Oracea – sadly just not going to happen

A recent ruling from a Delaware Federal judge has confirmed that Galderma’s patent protection covering Oracea is secure, and confirming that generic Oracea is just not going to happen. This most recent ruling found that Amneal Pharmaceuticals’s attempt to create a generic version of the once-daily low dose doxycycline treatment infringes 5 of Galderma’s US […]

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UK Health Regulator warns about Mirvaso and cardiovascular effects

Written by on August 8, 2018 in Mirvaso Gel (Brimonidine 0.33%) with 0 Comments
UK Health Regulator warns about Mirvaso and cardiovascular effects

  The regulator of healthcare products in the UK has issued a Drug Safety Update related to the topical treatment for the red face of rosacea – Mirvaso. This update was issued in June 2017 and seems to have gone largely unnoticed by rosacea sufferers online. Here is why it has been issued, and what […]

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Leo Pharma is the new owner of Finacea

Leo Pharma is the new owner of Finacea

News today that Bayer HealthCare is selling its prescription dermatology business to the unlisted Danish company Leo Pharma. Leo Pharma now becomes an interesting company for rosacea sufferers given the prevalence and efficacy of both Finacea and Finacea Foam. The future of these products and any related funded research now rests with Leo Pharma. LEO […]

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How would you like Metrogel and Finacea to be over the counter?

How would you like Metrogel and Finacea to be over the counter?

Does the trip to the doctor, taking the paperwork to the chemist and then negotiating the insurance minefield get you down? Well you are not alone – many rosacea sufferers despair at how much it takes to get hold of your favourite prescription treatment. Well what would it take for the rosacea treatment main stays […]

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