There rarely exists a pharmaceutical need that doesn't go filled by Big Pharma. Too hard to swallow that pill? Here, we'll make a dissolvable tablet...or a patch...or an inhaled form.
But they've missed a hole, a marketing void. And I'm about to give it to them.
Primary care doctors need a combination antifungal/low-potency steroid cream.
Lots of topical fungal/yeast infections, when in the angry and red stage, would really benefit from this. Sure, we've got Mycolog and Lotrisone, but the steroid components of those are stronger than I like to use excessively, especially on a baby bottom. The problem is that they work so well that once patients get a taste, plain nystatin ain't gonna cut it anymore. I have been begged in the past.
Why can't I just write two prescriptions, a steroid and an antifungal? Of course I can. But then there are two copays, and two creams to confuse.
Really, I think this is a good idea. I'll settle for a 10% cut.
If there already exists a cream such as I've described and I'm ignorant of it, please enlighten me. But please be gentle. I've had a rough week.
Pfizer. Call me.