Stiefel launches new acne drug

Fabior was approved last year

NEW YORK — Stiefel has launched a new drug for treating acne, the company said Tuesday.

Stiefel, which is a subsidiary of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, announced the launch of Fabior (tazarotene) foam, which it called the only retinoid in a topical foam formulation for acne vulgaris in patients aged 12 and older.

The drug originally received Food and Drug Administration approval in May 2012.

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