Academy-PhRMA Liason

TopicortThis flier came attached to the July issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Topicort Spray is hardly a unique product and it will run a patient ~ $600 for what appears to be a 60 ml bottle.  The business of PhRMA is business.  The business of a professional society should be knowledge and service.

Sir Thomas Browne famously wrote:  No one should enter the Temple of Science with the soul of a money changer. The leaders of our professional societies should follow that precept.

Also see AMA-Dermatology July 2015 cover.

July 29, 2015:  Late Breaking!
The Topicort rhino was seen today on two new publications.
1. The July 2015 Cutis
2. The July 2015 throwaway Dermatology News
Taro Pharmacdeuticls is spending megabucks promoting this unnecessary and expensive corticosteroid spray. Cutis TopicortDNews7.30.15  Another Rhino Invasion
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Rhino Clin9.18.15  More Dakine!
The price of Finacea Foam is not available yet.
Finaccea ad10.15.15
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology October 2015this advert was affixed to the front cover

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The Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology (OJCPCD) is a free, full text, open-access, online publication that addresses all aspects of skin disease that concern patients, their families, and practitioners. ​It was founded in 2012 by Dr. David J. Elpern, M.D. in Williamstown, MA. with technical help from Inez Tan.

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