Don't Buy the Hype About New Acne Meds Altreno and Seysara

Altreno (tretinoin) 0.05% lotion and Seysara (sarecycline) tablets for acne will try to crowd onto your pharmacy shelves.

Altreno (al-TREN-oh) is the first tretinoin lotion. It will be promoted as "hydrating," since it has collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Expect a pricing twist from the manufacturer...they're not planning to get Altreno on formularies. It will cost about $120/45 g.

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