Does Botox Need a Warning Label?

There are many people right now who are clamoring for Botox to come with a warning label. This comes after accusations that sixteen deaths have been caused by botox, including the deaths of four children who were exposed to Botox chemicals through their mother's bodies. Allergan, the company that makes Botox, denies that there is any causal link between Botox and these deaths. The FDA has given its approval to Botox for the use of relieving forehead wrinkles and improving the appearance of the skin. Furthermore, patients who get their Botox treatments from qualified doctors will always the opportunity to discuss all medical risks with their doctors. This seems to be a far more effective means of dispensing information than to slap a new warning label on the product. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has stated that it approves cosmetic use of botox by trained doctors. For people who are concerned about the current risks, there are other dermal fillers that can reduce wrinkles and smooth skin using products other than that which is causing concerns in Botox patients. Question of the Day: What's your take on the Botox hype circulating right now? photo link
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