June 2005

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Skin Cap Still Contains a High-Potency Glucocorticosteroid

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Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(6):801-803. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.6.801

Skin Cap (Cheminova Laboratories International SA, Madrid, Spain) was sold in the United States in the mid-1990s. Its active ingredients were reportedly pyrithione zinc and sodium lauryl sulfate. However, analysis of 2 lots of Skin Cap demonstrated adulteration with clobetasol propionate.1 In August 1997, the US Food and Drug Administration halted its importation.2

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