This article deals with a number of newer drugs now being employed in dermatology. The great beneficial role of corticoids both topically and systematically for various inflammatory dermatoses is now amply proved. The addition of a corticoid to a conventional acne lotion renders it much more effective. Nystatin for monilial infections is especially effective in a powder form. For systemic use Griseovulvin, now becoming available, is the most interesting current development in dermatology. Presumably, it is highly effective against ringworm of the hair, nails and skin. The role of synthetic antimalarials in treating chronic discoid lupus erythematosus and light sensitivity eruptions also is firmly established.