As seen in Chain Drug Review’s Diabetes Care Report.
Approximately 15% of people with diabetes suffer from foot ulcers, and treating them properly can be challenging for the patient. However, failure to do so, with resulting infection, carries the danger of eventual amputation.
By Marc A. Brenner, DPM | Podiatry Management, Clinical Innovations, The Diabetic Foot.
Wound pain has numerous, often interlinked, causes that may relate to the initial injury, the inflammatory response or infection. Pain may also result from interventions, such as dressing removal, cleansing, debridement, compression therapy, or topical treatments. Pain as a result of trauma, particularly during the dressing change procedure, has been described by patients as the worst part of dealing with a wound.1
MDose™ Technology Background It has been shown that convenience, ease of dispensing and favorable tolerability are key characteristics that may increase patient compliance with topical dermatologic therapy.,, Additionally, the quantity of drug utilized with...
By Gary E. Myerson, MD, Marc Alan Brenner, DPM, Robert L. Wilbur, Pharm.D., CPh | Director, Medical Affairs
A new agent, ColciGel®, has recently emerged for the treatment of acute flares of gout. ColciGel is a transdermal gel preparation of Colchicinum (colchicine in its homeopathic state) that is applied topically. ColciGel contains Colchicinum 4X in a proprietary Organogel that is applied directly to the site of acute flares.
By Gary E. Myerson, MD
Oral Colchicine was effective in only 38% of patients treated for acute flares.1 It is associated with poor tolerability due to a high-rate of gastrointestinal effects; typically nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Less common but more significant is a strong potential for drug-drug interactions with oral colchicine as it is metabolized and transported by cytochrome P450-3A4 and P-glycoprotein, two systems used by many other drugs.2 Fatalities have occurred from these drug-drug interactions with colchicine.3 4
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of SpeedGel Rx® in the Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis in the Interphalangeal Joints. This study evaluated the efficacy of SpeedGel Rx® for the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the...