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Letters Acne vulgaris

Time to stop using minocycline?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4536
  1. David Phizackerley, deputy editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin1
  1. 1BMJ Journals, BMA House, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. dphizackerley{at}

In their clinical review of acne vulgaris, Dawson and Dellavalle discuss the use of oral antibiotics.1 Although they highlight that a Cochrane review “found no clear evidence of superiority” for minocycline, they do not mention the …

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