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November 2017 Blog Posts (6)

Florida Dermatologist Faces Possible Prison Time for Medicare Fraud

Four years ago, Gary Marder, MD, a dermatologist in west central Florida, was caught billing Medicare and TriCare for expensive treatments to treat benign conditions, such as warts and acne. Now, Marder faces charges of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Are Physician Extenders the Answer to the Dermatologist Shortage?

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for more physicians. A 2015 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges found that the demand for doctors will increase 17 percent from 2013 to 2025. This means that the already dire…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Osmosis Skincare Fined for Tricking People into Buying Drinkable Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a cream you apply topically — it isn’t meant to be digested. However, a newly-failed product tried to get consumers to think otherwise. In a decision announced last month, two Colorado companies, Osmosis Skincare LLC and Harmonized Water LLC were forced to pay a $70,000 settlement for deceiving…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Now You Can Pamper with an Electric Sheet Mask

Sheet masks have become a trending movement on Instagram, and celebrities like to entertain their followers with candid photos of their faces covered in the contour-forming white fabric. BioSensor Laboratories, a biotech startup based in Korea, is taking sheet masks to the next level by making them…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Dermatologists Receive Massive Pharma Payouts for Name Dropping in AAD Guidelines

Forty out of 49 authors of three American Academy of Dermatology guidelines did not report payments they received from pharmaceutical manufacturers mentioned in the guidelines they wrote, says a recent…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

YoDerm Wants to Disrupt the Telederm Industry

There is an increasingly growing movement to provide more accessible dermatology services. With a nation-wide dermatologist shortage, technology has stepped in to provide faster results for perplexing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:13pm — No Comments

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