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I just got back from the Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.  It’s an exceedingly large conference that brings thousands of dermatologists from around the world together.  Always learn new things, but its also a conference that is permeated by industry peddling drugs and devices, many of which are complete crap.  So, I’m going to start something I’m calling the Dermatologic Darwin Awards.  These are my nominations for the most ridiculous new products brought to market.  By now, everyone is aware of runaway drug prices.  Drugs for skin conditions have been a prime target for price abuses and games.  I’m going...

Have you seen this article by Paul Fassa that has been all over Facebook about skin cancer and sunscreen? When you see things like this do you ever become curious and wonder if its true?  In this case, I couldn't resist. Is there really some new piece of research out there that turns everything I know about skin cancer and sunscreen on its head? In my world, this would be a big deal. So I took a look at the article and the actual research article it purports to cite: joim12251.  The study involved following about 30,000 Swedish women, recruited from 1990-1992. ...

I hate talking about supplements. I really do. The reason I hate talking about supplements is because my PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology made me skeptical. Of everything. On one hand, I'm like Fox Mulder, and want to believe that these things can help, but I relate very well to Dana Sculley (who was my celebrity crush for quite a few years) who wanted proof....

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