Possible Breakthrough in Acne Researchresearch
Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:34 PM
Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:11 AM
i need to reduce all this dam oil on my face
Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:04 PM
1. Regarding the issue of SMT D002 being tested on 'healthy volunteers', I am not sure this necessarily means those people had 'normal' skin. Without being an expert on the subject I tend to think that trial patients are routinely described this way in order to differentiate them from those with, say, a life-threatening medical condition, and that people with greasy skin or acne would still be described as healthy for the purposes of this research.
2. As I have said on a different thread, I think trying to get some answers from Summit might yield results if a lot of people do it. The information they have released appears to be misleading, and it caused the media to publish a lot of sensationalised stories which will have left many disappointed. I suggest that people demand some answers from Summit, first of all. (I have contacted them a couple of times without getting much of a response.) Failing that some negative media coverage to the effect of 'you said this, so what now??' would apply quite a lot of pressure on them to explain themselves.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:29 AM
Frankly I'd rather have a shiny forehead than live life in a constant state of delirium!
I don't know why so many people discredit Accutane. I think its a wonderful drug that lives up to its claims. Yes....everyone is different, so they might react differently to the drug, but its definitely got the medical research to back up its use. At least Accutane can completely stop acne to a large degree (up to 90% in cases). If this new drug is in fact a Parkinson's drug, then you'll probaly have to take it for life to reap the benefits of dry skin. Any drug over a long term is bound to cause some kind of side effect especially one that interferes with brain and nerve signalling.
(:D I thought this was interesting!)
Despite Accutane causing night blindness, scientists have found it can actually help and even reverse visual loss in children with a recessive form of macular degeneration.
I think SMT D002 is definitely something else...they could have used an existing Parkinson's drug and added another molecule to it to change some of its biological properties for all we know.
Why not create a topical anti-DHT cream that locally exerts an anti-androgenic effect? Ketaconazole would be an ideal example! Its found in Nizoral but is far too drying to use on the face due to the use of harsh surfectants. There is also a cream available though I suspect it is highly emollient.
I'll be 25 by the time we even know what the drug is....(hopefully by then I won't have such oily skin)...though I do seriously hope some pharmaceutical company creates some kind of drug that slows down collagen breakdown (or generally stops skin ageing). Topical retinoids can only do so much!
As for now...I'll be sticking with my retinoid cocktail and a few skin bleachers:D
Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:57 PM
The drug is already a common drug on the market that they wont name as im sure every acne sufferer including myself would run out and buy this product. I guess they are making it a cream form to make a profit on it, but if its claims of clearning acne are true with little side effects
I have more digging up to do to try to find out what this drug could possibly be, but in my opinion they make it into a topical just because they can't get the patent from the other company and making it into a topical is the only way to market it...btw what works as a pill may not work as a topical, just like accutane....
My hope is still out there tho, when 2011 comes..
Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:48 AM
Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:57 AM
wash with dove sens. bar
apply dans bp (use 1/2 a pump)
any lotion around (right now i use cerave)
wash with dove
use a face scrub or loofah
apply 0.05% tretinoin gel
meds: I take Ortho Tri cyclen in am and bromocriptine in pm
Edited by misscruella16, 02 May 2010 - 03:14 AM.
Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:57 AM
Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:36 PM
"Orient gains exclusive development and commercialisation rights in Asia Pacific and Australasia and will be responsible for all development, manufacturing and distribution costs associated with the products within its territories."
They have also said:
"Summit retains valuable rights to the products in North America, Europe and the rest of the world and has rights to access data generated by Orient. Our intention is to use these data, which will include clinical trial results, to secure future commercial agreements within our territories"
which I would interpret to mean that they intend to sell off the rights elsewhere in due course.
"Although Summit's future research and development activities are now primarily focused on the SeglinTM technology, these programmes remain a potential source of future value upside that requires no investment from the Company"
I understand this to mean they are not concentrating on SMT D002 at the moment.
Neither Summit nor Orient Pharma show much if any evidence of rushing to bring it to market. All in all it doesn't appear to be living up to the hype from spring 2008.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:36 PM
As with Summit, I would urge anyone who wants information about this to contact Orient Pharma in order to make the point that some people outside their organisation want to know WTF is going on. Messages can be sent via their website at http://www.orientpha.../contactus.html.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:39 AM
haha. Wheres my gun........ Going to shoot myself in the face now, so i can meet my maker and give him the shit kickin of his life.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:24 AM
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:27 AM
If you want to know more about Bromocriptine (unrelated to acne) you can check out Lyle Mcdonald's book
"Bromocriptine. An Old Drug with New Uses"
Turns out it also helps dieting.
It's better to take it in the morning.