FDA approves Swiss dermatological company Galderma’s AKLIEF acne cream
Category: #health  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2019-10-11
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FDA approves Swiss dermatological company Galderma’s AKLIEF acne cream

Skin care is one of the fastest growing concerns of the modern generation and acne is the foremost issue many face in their day-to-day lives. Global pharmaceutical firms are increasingly working towards finding treatments for skin care and reduce acne issues for people.

Galderma S.A., a renowned Swiss pharmaceutical firm specializing in the development, research and marketing of dermatological therapies, reportedly announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval to its AKLIEF® Cream (trifarotene), 0.005% for acne’s topical treatment.

AKLIEF Cream is a unique topical retinoid that targets RAR (retinoic acid receptor) gamma, the RAR that is most commonly found in the skin, selectively. Trifarotene is now the first novel retinoid molecule, which has received U.S. FDA approval to treat acne, since the last 20 years.

AKLIEF Cream is the first and only topical therapy that has been specifically studied and proven for the treatment of facial (chin, nose, cheeks and forehead) as well as truncal (back, shoulders and chest) acne, providing acne patients and healthcare professionals another option for acne treatment.

The AKLIEF Cream approval by FDA is supported by data received from two pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies of daily-once AKLIEF Cream applied on patients having moderate acne on the trunk and face.    

An investigator at the clinical studies of AKLIEF Cream as well as a dermatologist at the Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sandra Johnson, M.D., FAAD, stated that retinoids are foundational treatments to treat acne, but there has been very little innovation in this field in decades. 

Johnson added that with the FDA approval for AKLIEF Cream, it would be quite thrilling to offer the patients a highly targeted, unique retinoid that decreases inflammatory lesions that occur on the back, face, shoulders and chest, and that has also been proven to be well-tolerated and safe.

AKLIEF Cream would be available across the United States by November 2019. The cream would be provided in a pump of 45 gram. Also, Galderma is closely working with providers, payers and pharmacy benefit managers in an effort to ensure rapid and broad access to AKLIEF C ream.

Additionally, the pharmaceutical firm would also give a patient savings card program named as Galderma CareConnect to uninsured or commercially insured patients.

 

Source credit: https://www.galderma.com/us/news/galderma-receives-fda-approval-akliefr-trifarotene-cream-0005-first-new-retinoid-molecule



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