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  1. Use of Prescription Acne Drug Soaring

    -->May 13, 2002 -- Use of the powerful prescription acne drug Accutane has skyrocketed in recent years, despite controversy surrounding its side effects. In fact, a new study shows the drug is increasingly being used to treat milder forms of acne -- even though it has only been approved to treat sev

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  2. Premenstrual Acne: You're Not Alone

    Dec. 11, 2001 -- Do you feel like your face reverts back to your pimple-faced teen years right before your period? Well, you're definitely not alone. A new study shows that a surprising number of women have a premenstrual acne flare. You may have known for years that acne peaks its ugly head right b

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  3. Acne Treatment Goes High-Tech

    Oct. 24, 2001 -- Got zits that just won't quit? Chemical peels and lasers may be just what you need. Not only can these revolutionary treatments get rid of those stubborn pimples, they can even help smooth out scars old breakouts have left behind. "Acne can have a devastating effect on self-esteem b

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  4. Cool! Laser Zaps Away Acne Scars

    Aug. 6, 2001 -- Acne scars. Sure, you can cover them up with makeup or facial hair, but it's not a permanent fix. Although several treatment options exist, a new laser is showing promise in getting rid of even the deepest scars that remain decades after acne has run its course. "That's the beauty of

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  5. What Acne Patients Don't Know Can Scar Them

    April 2, 2001 -- Patients with acne harbor a surprising amount of misinformation about the disease -- most of it from television, magazines, or friends. And those wrong ideas can hurt them. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Jerry K.L. Tan, MD, reports on the be

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  6. Zits Aren't Just for Teens -- Hormonal Acne Strikes Later

    March 9, 2001 (Washington) -- Who accounts for the fastest-growing section of the population affected by acne? Teenagers? Think again. It's adult women, according to a briefing presented at last week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. "Seventeen million Americans have acne, and

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  7. Congress Urges New Warnings on Teen Acne Drug

    Dec. 5, 2000 (Washington) -- A congressional committee on Tuesday urged the maker of a popular acne drug to do a better job of highlighting the medication's potential association with depression and suicide. Although the committee did not advocate any further restrictions on the use of Accutane, it

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  8. Controversial Acne Drug Could Get Popped (With More Regulation)

    Dec. 4, 2000 (Washington) -- Recent reports suggesting the popular acne drug Accutane (isotretinoin) may trigger depression and suicide have spurred a congressional hearing Tuesday to investigate whether tighter controls need to be placed over the drug. But experts are cautioning that, despite the d

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  9. Don't Suffer: Teen Acne Is a 'Treatable Medical Condition'

    Oct. 25, 2000 -- Very few things can dampen the teen years the way that acne can, but new treatments may reduce the physical and emotional scars that teen acne often causes, according to experts speaking recently at a conference held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The most common skin

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  10. Lawmakers Point to Psychiatric Risks of Acne Drug

    Oct. 5, 2000 (Washington) -- The acne drug Accutane needs tighter safety controls because it may trigger depression and suicide, federal lawmakers said Thursday. Rep. Bart Stupak (D, Mich.) said that the drug's maker, Roche, should pay for independent studies of the medication's psychiatric side eff

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