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Onychomycosis is a particular concern for active people because they're exposed to fungi in locker rooms and because hot, sweaty feet enable the infection to flourish. A thorough physical exam and potassium hydroxide exam of debris from the nail plate can help rule out look-alike conditions and provide information that will guide drug therapy. Treatment… (More)
In the area of cosmetic dermatology, some physicians have been injecting activated platelet-rich plasma into the face to promote cosmesis or using it to enhance fat grafts. However, subtle changes to the federal drug code (21 CFR 1271.1) made in 2004, when applied to activated PRP, purport to make this autologous substance a federally regulated drug… (More)
FDA has recently asserted that many autologous cell therapies once considered the practice of medicine are in fact drugs. These changes began with the creation of new sections of 21 CFR 1271 and a subsequent one word change where the FDA, without public commentary, altered a single word in its regulatory language regarding cell and tissue based therapies… (More)
Where the legendary charlatan used showmanship to sell his snake oil, today's promoter of unorthodox medicine uses science. Many are scientifically trained yet are reluctant to put their wares to a clinical trial--a gap that leaves physicians who specialize in ferreting out fraud saying it may be nothing but high-tech hokum.