Researchers say that based on these results, new policies on off-label coverage decisions may be needed, particularly in dermatologic practice where approximately 25% of prescription medications for the 10 most common dermatologic conditions are used off-label.
Patients given electronic prescriptions were more likely to fill their dermatologic prescriptions than those who were given a traditional, written prescription, according to findings from a study published online in JAMA Dermatology (Oct. 26, 2016).
“Although it may seem intuitive that primary adherence would increase by removing the patient from the prescription-to-pharmacy routing process, few studies have...
Non-Caucasian organ transplant recipients face an increased risk of developing skin cancer post-transplantation, according to findings from a study published online in JAMA Dermatology (Sept. 21, 2016).
This research looked at a diverse population of non-Caucasian transplant recipients to determine the prevalence of cancerous lesions, said the study’s principal investigator Dr. Christina Lee Chung.
About 40% of the top selling sunscreens on a U.S. retail website do not meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) guidelines for sunscreens. This was largely due to a lack of water or sweat resistance, according to a study published online inJAMA Dermatology (July 6, 2016).
The AAD criteria state that the sunscreen must be broad spectrum, have an SPF of 30 or greater, and must be wat...