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FDA Warning - Counterfeit BOTOX Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted health care practitioners and the public concerning a counterfeit BOTOX product sold nationwide.  The counterfeit product was sold by an unlicensed supplier.  Unlicensed suppliers avoid FDA inspections and oversight of appropriate manufacturing, packaging,...

BOTOX: 7 Things 1. Stomach cancer Recent discoveries have shown certain types of stomach cancer require nerve signal to grow.  Surgically cutting the nerves stopped  stomach cancer growth in mouse study models.  Research, done in Norway, has shown that injecting BOTOX in the nerves at the stomach...

 Now that I have established the safety of BOTOX in my first post and detailed the mechanism of action in my most recent post we can discuss why to bother injecting botulinum toxin at all.  The uses are varied but first a few words about...

Since the mathematical proof for the safety of BOTOX or Botulinum toxin A was shown in the previous post ‘Botulinum Toxin,’ we will now delve into the slightly less sexy ‘mechanism of action’ for botulinum toxin.  First, a brief anatomy lesson.  Skeletal muscles, those attached...

  Botox has become a household name much the way Xerox was back in the day.  Botox, or more accurately “BOTOX® Cosmetic,” is just a brand name, other brands sold in the United States include Xeomin® and Dysport®.  These medications are forms of a naturally occurring...