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Side Effects of the Many Treatments for Acne
The primary cause of acne is clogged pores. Your pores can be clogged by bacteria, dead-skin cells or sebum, an…
Proactiv Acne Treatment: Be Aware of Rare but Serious Side Effects
Skin does so much — it protects us from germs, ultraviolet radiation, viruses and infections. It helps regulate body temperature…
9 Facts About Your Acne Drug
Here are nine things you should know about isotretinoin. They can help you gauge whether it is a drug you want to take yourself or have prescribed for your teen to treat severe acne.
Food for Acne: What to Eat to Prevent Pimples
As far back as the late 1800s, experts believed that diet could play a role in acne development. An 1885…
5 Worst Drugs that Cause Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is irritating and painful. As an optometrist, I know there are many possible causes, but the medicines…
Quick Hits: Limiting Opioid Rxs, Accutane Defense & More
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill limiting opioid prescriptions for acute pain to 3 days. Eight senators,…
Many drugs aren’t safe in pregnancy. Here’s the official FDA list of safe and unsafe medicines in pregnancy.
The Price of Beauty
The FDA has approved an over-the-counter version of a gel for acne. But Differin is an a class of drugs,…
The recent over-the-counter (OTC) approval of Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) marks the first time since the 1980s that a new…
4 reasons dangerous side effects are found after millions of people use a drug — and 8 drugs that are…
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