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Clinical practice guideline authors fail to disclose all industry payments

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Authors of several American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) clinical practice guidelines have received sizable payments from industry that were often not completely disclosed, according to authors of a cross-sectional, descriptive study published in JAMA Dermatology. Moreover, the proportion of authors receiving payments appeared to exceed the allowed threshold stated in AAD guideline administrative regulations, according …

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Kyocera develops image recognition technology for skin disease identification

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Kyocera Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Kyocera, is teaming with the University of Tsukuba to created artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that could identify skin cancers and other skin diseases. The image-recognition system first would be designed to distinguish between various skin malignancies, including melanoma, according to the company. Later, the …

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OCPs for teen acne: Seek parental consent

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The legal ambiguity around minors’ ability to consent without parental involvement to oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) for acne suggests that dermatologists err on the side of caution, according to a Viewpoint article in JAMA Dermatology. Author Arielle Nagler, M.D., assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman School of Medicine at New …

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Should you sell your dermatology practice?

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There are about 16 existing dermatology groups, with about 700 dermatologists employed, backed by private equity money, that are eager to buy dermatology practices. They figure the market is highly fragmented, and they can bring efficiency and savings to make a profit. This is a highly complex topic, so bear …

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