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Derms and Conditions Podcast Episode 74:

Special Edition on Recent Reports of Benzene Found in Benzoyl Peroxide Products: Part 1

Featuring David Light and Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD | Release Date: March 21, 2024

In this 2-part special edition of Derms and Conditions, host James Q Del Rosso, DO, sits down with David Light, cofounder and president of Valisure, and Christopher Bunick, associate professor of dermatology and translational medicine at Yale University and medical and dermatologic advisor for Valisure, to shed light on Valisure’s recent Citizen Petition to the US Food and Drug Administration regarding findings of high levels of benzene in benzoyl peroxide-containing products. 

In Part 1, Dr Del Rosso interviews David Light, cofounder and president of Valisure, an independent quality assurance company that aims to address a critical gap in the health care supply chain. Dr Del Rosso and Mr Light delve into the details regarding how a product review gets initiated, the financial source of such reviews, and the important differences between Valisure’s work and that of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) testing facilities. Finally, they address the impact that manufacturing issues have on the increasing incidences of drug shortages in the United States.

Click here to listen to Part 2.


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