Consensus Guidelines on Opioid Prescribing Practices in Dermatology

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A group of 40 board-certified dermatologists, including Mohs micrographic surgeons, dermatopathologists and cosmetic dermatologists have developed consensus recommendations for opioid management following some of the most common dermatologic procedures. These procedure-specific recommendations were published the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (online November 18, 2019)

The panel developed recommendations for 87 of the most common dermatologic procedures, measured by morphine milligram equivalents (MME) and determined that:

Take A Hike Raises More Than $40K for Skin Cancer

AAD Raises Money for Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

On Saturday, September 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods in Chicago as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” campaign. Together, they raised more than $41,000 to benefit the American Academy of Dermatology’s skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

Dermatology Medical Scribe Training Now Available

Specialty-Specific Training from AHDPG

The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) has launched two new medical scribe specialty training courses: Medical Scribe Training for Cardiology and Medical Scribe Training for Dermatology. The company reports that these are the first two courses of what will eventually be a series of approximately 15 to 17 courses in its Medical Scribe Specialty Training Series.

Valeant Dermatology Is Now Ortho Dermatologics

Humphries Announces Rebranding to Ortho Dermatologics

Valeant is rebranding its dermatology products under the name Ortho Dermatologics, which was acquired by Valeant in 2011. The rebranding coincides with the company’s launch of SILIQ, a biologic drug approved for the treatment of psoriasis. “The branding under Ortho Dermatologics allows us to showcase what we have as a company,” says William (Bill) Humphries, executive vice president of dermatology at Valeant. “We have more than 100 years of dermatology experience on the team now and we have a portfolio of dermatology products that, I think, is unrivaled in the industry.”

Valeant Announces New Leadership Team

Valeant Dermatology has introduced a new senior leadership team, led by Bill Humphries, executive vice president and group chairman. The senior team includes Michael McMyne, vice president of sales; Stacey Williams, vice president of marketing; Charles Hahn, vice president of professional and specialty development; Ed Shupenus, executive director of marketing operations; and Steve Kreider, executive director of sales and marketing for SILIQ (brodalumab) injection for subcutaneous use.

Sebacia Completes Enrollment in Pivotal U.S. Clinical Trial for Severe Acne

Sebacia has announced completion of enrollment in the U.S. randomized pivotal clinical trial investigating the use of the Sebacia Acne Treatment System, an investigational device that combines gold microparticles and laser energy to target acne. The gold microparticles are designed to be used with existing dermatologic lasers to heat the sebaceous glands and follicles.

Bio-Oil Releases Documentary to Support Burn Victims

Bio Oil Releases Documentary on Burn Victims

Bio-Oil, makers of Bio-Oil moisturizing oil for scars, stretch marks and aging skin, has released a burn survivor documentary to help raise money to support the Phoenix Society, the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individual’s affected by burn injuries. Every time the video is shared, Bio-Oil will donate $1 on behalf of the brand (up to $25,000) to the Phoenix Society. The check will be presented during the World Burn Congress taking place October 21-24.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD: A Drive for Innovation

Unimpressed with where academia was taking him, Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, created his own path to success.
A Drive for Innovation

When you enter the offices of the Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff & Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Center in San Diego, California, you will be greeted with smiles from both patients and staff—and it’s not just because managing partner Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, treats his staff of 46 to a Hawaiian vacation every other year, or because he offers free pediatric scar treatment. “It goes back to the very beginning of why I wanted to become a doctor. I just really love helping people, and I love it when patients are happy,” he says.