FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Alopecia Areata

first drug to treat alopecia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first systemic treatment for the distressing autoimmune disease alopecia areata, more commonly referred to as just alopecia. This new drug, developed by Eli Lilly, is called Olumiant (baricitinib) and takes the form of a once-a-day pill. The approval of this drug by the FDA is […]

FDA Cracks Down on OTC Skin Lightening Products

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to 12 companies selling over-the-counter (OTC) skin lightening products. The active ingredient in these products is hydroquinone, a chemical compound that acts as a bleaching agent. The letter states that the products are unapproved new drugs and not considered generally regarded as safe and […]