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May

Average Nonphysician Provider Salary: $158,670

Napa, Calif. — At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned that numbers alone may understate the complexity of aesthetic nonphysician provider compensation. A recent survey showed that on average, full-time nonphysician aesthetic providers earn $158,670. But with variables including salary, hourly pay, commissions, bonuses and benefits, said Mary Beth Hagen, virtually...
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14
May

Prescription for Freedom

Napa, Calif. — Attendees learned about potential advantages of FDA-registered compounding facilities at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Many combination products available through FDA 503B-registered outsourcing facilities are unavailable from traditional drug developers, said Wm. Philip Werschler, M.D. That’s because commercial drugs must stick to the claims approved by the FDA through the new drug...
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7
May

Dispensing Prescriptions vs. Cosmeceuticals

Napa, Calif. — Dispensing in-office prescriptions is only slightly more complex than dispensing over-the-counter cosmeceuticals, said an expert at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Pharmacies are regulated not by the FDA, said Wm. Philip Werschler, M.D., but by state pharmacy boards, each of which may have its own rules. Generally, dispensing physicians must track, manage,...
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23
Apr

Back to the Future: Compounding

Napa, Calif. — At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees from core aesthetic disciplines learned about the history of compounding in dermatology. The rise in use of FDA-registered 503B compounding facility use returns dermatology to its roots, said Wm. Phillip Werschler, M.D. When he started practicing, he said, few ready-made dermatology medications existed. “Dermatologists were...
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11
Apr

In-Office Dispensing 101

Napa, Calif. — At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned the ins and outs of in-office dispensing. Wm. Philip Werschler, M.D., said that since healthcare reform began, in-office dispensing of prescription medications has exploded. He is a Spokane, Washington-based dermatologist in private practice and a clinical teaching professor at the University...
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