FDA Stiffens Botox Laws

Botox_Derma_Blog_May09.jpg The FDA have ordered warning labels onto Botox and other anti-wrinkle injection drugs. The warning has come out only one day after the FDA approved a possible Botox rival Dysport. The more stringent laws have come on the wake of possible new entrants into the cosmetic dermatology realm. Similarly the number of cases reported about people using do-it-yourself kits has increased and many are falling victims to the dangers of misusing or abusing Botox injections. The New York Times said, "Requiring a drug to carry a box with bold-face risk information - a so-called black-box warning - is one of the strongest safety actions the F.D.A. can take. Black boxes are typically reserved for medications known to have serious or life-threatening risks. Antidepressants, for example, carry black boxes warning of the increased danger of suicidal thoughts and actions. The F.D.A. said it would also require makers of injectable toxins to send doctors letters warning of their risks and to produce a medication guide to be given to patients at the time of injection." What many people fail to realize is that Botox and other anti-aging treatments are in fact botulinum toxins which if not injected properly or mistreated can cause serious damage to your health.
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