Newswise — "The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) expresses its deep gratitude to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg for her leadership and service. Under her guidance, the Agency strengthened warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning, a landmark step in the fight to safeguard Americans from hazardous tanning beds. Commissioner Hamburg also implemented major changes to sunscreen label requirements, and ingredient approvals, allowing consumers to make more informed choices to protect against harmful sun exposure.

"In addition, her work to streamline and speed treatment approvals holds great promise for our patients, as dermatologists treat more than 3,000 skin diseases and conditions – many of them rare.

"The AADA looks forward to working with the interim Commissioner – Dr. Stephen Ostroff – and the new Commissioner to ensure the needs of our dermatology patients are met."