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New acne medication for 2009

From the Wall Street Journal about 2 or 3 weeks ago:

Dow Chemical plans early next year to launch Acanya, a prescription acne medication that received FDA approval in October. It will be sold by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Valeant said it expects peak sales of Acanya to be about $70 million.

That's all that was said. Perhaps a search will reveal more info.

Please excuse me if this has already been posted.

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It's clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. There are already other gels with those ingredients. They can work nicely for some, but people should be very cautious with clindamycin, even topical, as it can induce a severe antibiotic related colitis that can lead to death in some individuals.

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It's clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. There are already other gels with those ingredients.

Well that's a disappointment. More of the same.

Can't those lab boys come up with something new?

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From the Wall Street Journal about 2 or 3 weeks ago:

Dow Chemical plans early next year to launch Acanya, a prescription acne medication that received FDA approval in October. It will be sold by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Valeant said it expects peak sales of Acanya to be about $70 million.

That's all that was said. Perhaps a search will reveal more info.

Please excuse me if this has already been posted.

Just a minor clarification...the developer of this drug is Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences (a company focused in derm drug development for 30 years) not the Dow Chemical company.

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