Australia, home of some of the highest skin-cancer rates in the world, recently announced a complete ban on tanning beds. Skin cancer led to 2,000 deaths in 2011 in Australia and is responsible for 80% of all new cancer cases diagnosed each year. In light of these statistics, five of Australia’s eight states and territories plan on completely banning tanning beds by 2015; New South Wales is implementing the ban at the end of the year.
FDA Limits Usage of Nizoral (ketoconazole) Oral Tablets due to Potentially Fatal Liver Injury and More
FDA limits usage of Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral tablets due to potentially fatal liver injury and risk of drug interactions and adrenal gland problems
Vemurafenib (Zelboraf) was FDA approved in August 2011 and was discussed at the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting last month. It is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAFV600E. It is not intended for those with wild-type BRAF melanoma.