Update on the Benefits of a Microencapsulated Formulation of Benzoyl Peroxide and Tretinoin for Acne Treatment

Update on the Benefits of a Microencapsulated Formulation of Benzoyl Peroxide and Tretinoin for Acne Treatment 

Update on the Benefits of a Microencapsulated Formulation of Benzoyl Peroxide and Tretinoin for Acne Treatment

BPO in combination with tretinoin improves tolerability and efficacy. Let’s see how this new formulation fits into your clinical practice!

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  • Overview

    Microencapsulation technology is allowing us to mix the unmixable—benzoyl peroxide (BPO) and tretinoin. This new formulation is preserving the advantages of BPO while minimizing limitations and improving outcomes for patients with acne. Learn more about this new formulation and walk through a case scenario to see how BPO and tretinoin can now work together.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Hilary Baldwin, MD

    Medical Director
    The Acne Treatment and Research Center
    Brooklyn, NY 

    Consulting Fees: Almirall, Cassiopea, Foamix, Galderma, Ortho Dermatologics, Sol Gel, Sun Pharm
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Almirall, Cassiopea, Foamix, Galderma, Ortho Dermatologics, Sol Gel, Sun Pharma

    Linda Stein Gold, MD
    Director of Clinical Research
    Henry Ford Hospital
    Department of Dermatology
    Detroit, MI

    Consulting Fees: Dermavant Sciences, Inc., Incyte, Leo Pharma, Mayne Pharma, Ortho Dermatologics, Sun Pharma, Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Leo Pharma 

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Recognize the clinical efficacy and tolerability of the microencapsulated formulation of benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin for the treatment of acne
    • Recognize the place of benzoyl peroxide in current evidence-based treatment guidelines for mild, moderate, and severe acne
    • Apply current acne treatment guidelines to select an appropriate evidence-based treatment option for patients with acne 

  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, dermatology mid-level providers, and other HCPs specializing in acne and rosacea.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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