June 26, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that certain OTC topical acne products may cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation.

May 12, 2014

Actavis on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Acanya (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.

April 28, 2014

Sandoz on Monday announced the introduction of its adapalene 0.3% gel, a generic version of Differin gel, 0.3% from Galderma Labs.

April 10, 2014

Ambi, a beauty brand for women of color, is expanding its portfolio with the new Ambi Advanced 5% Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment and Ambi Even & Clear Makeup Removing Cleansing Cloths.

February 3, 2014

Onset Dermatologics, which makes prescription products for improving skin health, has announced the nationwide availability of Tretin-X (tretinoin, USP) Cream 0.075% for the treatment of acne.

January 31, 2014

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Retin-A Micro (tretinoin) gel microsphere 0.08%.

November 20, 2013

Drug maker Perrigo has filed with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic topical ointment for treating acne in adolescents and adults, the company said Wednesday.

October 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first company to market a generic version of a drug used to treat acne in adolescents and adults, the company said.

September 30, 2013

Envy Medical has expanded its ClarityMD line with the new Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads made with a gentle, alcohol-free formula that soothes skin with aloe.

September 17, 2013

Stiefel has launched a new drug for treating acne, the company said on Tuesday.

March 29, 2013

Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug for treating acne, the company said Friday.

February 27, 2013

Oxy is introducing two new lines of products — Oxy Maximum Action and Oxy Daily Defense — that include new packaging to clearly spell out product benefits, active ingredients and recommended usage to consumers.

February 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic antibiotic made by Sandoz, the drug maker said Wednesday.

November 29, 2012

Ferndale Healthcare is looking to help beauty mavens banish blemishes — and shine — with its OC8 Adult Acne Treatment Gel, which hit the market this fall.


November 26, 2012

Ranbaxy Labs has launched a new treatment for acne under a licensing agreement with a Canadian drug maker.

July 30, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug for acne and a drug for bronchospasm, the company said Monday.

June 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an acne treatment made by Perrigo, the drug maker said Wednesday.

May 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a branded acne drug made by Ranbaxy Labs, the drug maker said.

May 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne made by a GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary.

February 6, 2012

Mylan has completed its acquisition of two skin drugs from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said Monday.

December 13, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve Valeant's acquisitions of Dermik, a unit of French drug maker Sanofi that makes drugs for skin conditions, and Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Johnson & Johnson that also makes skin drugs.

October 24, 2011

A drug made by Coria Labs for treating acne now is available in a convenient, ready-to-use pump, the drug maker said Monday.

October 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic antibiotic made by Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Sagent said.

July 5, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical drug for acne made by E....