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Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com
MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine and three other neurological disorders, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology says. Long used to smooth wrinkles, botulinum toxin is made by a type of bacteria. The toxin blocks the release of substances at nerve endings, reducing muscle contraction and the transmission of pain signals, ...
Posted 9 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com
FRIDAY, March 9 – The first gene linked to an often painful neck disorder has been identified by researchers. Adult-onset primary cervical dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary twisting of the neck, occurs in about 30 of every 100,000 people, previous research has reported. In this new study, researchers conducted a genetic analysis of a patient with the condition, his identical twin ...
FDA Approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia and Blepharospasm
Posted 2 Aug 2010 by Drugs.com
GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ – Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm. According to an epidemiology study conducted in Rochester, Minnesota, the prevalence of focal dystonia, which includes ...