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Cassiopea scores FDA approval for Winlevi, the first novel acne med in decades

August 27, 2020


It’s been decades since a novel acne treatment hit the scene, but that’s set to change with Cassiopea’s approval for Winlevi.

The FDA on Thursday approved the new prescription acne medication, set for use in people 12 and older.

Acne affects around 50 million people in the U.S., but there hasn’t been a new mechanism of action in the field in nearly 40 years, Cassiopea CEO Diana Harbort said ahead of the approval. Winlevi is a “first-in-class topical treatment” to treat acne at the “hormonal level for both males and females,” she added.

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