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FDA Approves Botox Cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA) for the Temporary Improvement in the Appearance of Moderate to Severe Forehead Lines

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by

DUBLIN, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Today Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced the FDA approval of Botox Cosmetic for its third indication, the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity in adults. This approval makes the brand the first and only neurotoxin indicated for three facial treatment areas - forehead lines, ...

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Botox, long used to smooth wrinkles, may come to the rescue for people with a painful condition called burning mouth syndrome. A new study finds that Botox (botulinum toxin) "might be an effective, long-lasting, and safe treatment" for the disorder, says a team of Italian researchers. According to the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, burning ...

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 – Back pain is common but not inevitable, an orthopedist says. Roughly eight out of 10 people will suffer significant back pain at least once in their lifetime – but there are ways to reduce the risk, said Dr. Mark Knaub of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Muscle, ligament or tendon strains (soft tissue injuries) are the most common causes of back pain. These injuries ...

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Urgency Incontinence in Women

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests. However, both treatments are effective, according to doctors who treat the condition. In a head-to-head comparison, women given Botox saw their number of daily ...

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Posted 21 May 2015 by

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 – Botox injections might do more than simply paralyze facial muscles to create a more youthful appearance. New research suggests the anti-aging treatments may also turn back the clock on facial skin itself, aiding its ability to stretch and recoil. Botox treatment seems to promote production of elastin and collagen, a pair of proteins that make young skin tight, firm and ...

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, Two Studies Find

Posted 15 May 2015 by

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 – Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without warning, leading to the constant urge to urinate and/or bladder leakage. But two studies, slated to be presented Friday at the American Urological ...

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Posted 14 May 2015 by

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 – Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At issue is the risk for atrial fibrillation – a potentially fatal irregular beating of the heart – in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass ...

FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

Posted 20 Apr 2015 by

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 – Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The bogus Botox – which is considered unsafe and should not be used – was sold by an unlicensed supplier not authorized to ship or distribute drug products in the United States, the FDA said in a news release. ...

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

Posted 19 Jan 2015 by

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 – More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed or don't know about therapy options, according to an agency news release. In people with ...

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Posted 20 Oct 2014 by

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 – A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out of those episodes, one out of four children was under a year old. As the age of children decreased, the likelihood of an error ...

FDA Approves Botox Cosmetic to Improve the Appearance of Crow’s Feet Lines

Posted 11 Sep 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines, known as crow’s feet, in adults. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved drug treatment option for lateral canthal lines. The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic in 2002 for t ...

FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet

Posted 11 Sep 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 – Adults bothered by the appearance of crow's feet – lines at the outside corners of the eyes – have a new treatment option. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Botox Cosmetic for temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow's feet. Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinum toxin A) has been approved in the United States since 2002 to treat frown ...

As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time

Posted 19 Feb 2013 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 – Evidence of the economic upturn can be found in more than housing starts and auto sales: A new report shows that the number of cosmetic procedures grew 5 percent in 2012. Botox injections and other types of minimally invasive treatments led the way as more people opted for these types of facial rejuvenation procedures, while the number who chose to "go under the knife" ...

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

Posted 22 Jan 2013 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 22 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) has been expanded to include adults with overactive bladder who don't respond to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. Overactive bladder's typical symptoms including leakage, frequent urination and feeling the sudden and urgent need to urinate. Botox, when injected into the bladder, causes it to ...

FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

Posted 21 Jan 2013 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. "Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox's ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence," Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA's Center for Drug ...

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