September 11, 2013 |
It's getting easier for Baby Boomers to hide their years. Federal regulators for the first time have approved Botox injections to temporarily ease the appearance of crow's feet. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the drug, made by Irvine-based Allergan Inc., to treat wrinkles that form on the outside edge of the eyes. The decision comes 11 years after the FDA approved Botox for the temporary improvement of wrinkles between the eyebrows, known as frown lines.
April 12, 2013 |
Hey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers isn't offended by your Botox gibe. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar , Paltrow, 40, an organic products and fitness advocate, recently said that there was a very specific reason she's staying away from one cosmetic procedure. And it happened to be the host of E!'s "Fashion Police. " "I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything," Paltrow said. "Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy.
September 12, 2008 |
Botox, the botulism-based drug that has wiped wrinkles from the faces of millions, may be approved for another use: stopping headaches. Drug maker Allergan Inc. said Thursday that it had new evidence that its injectable drug could help relieve migraine headaches. Based on preliminary results from two company-funded studies, Allergan said it would ask the Food and Drug Administration to approve Botox for chronic migraine next year. The FDA approved Botox to smooth wrinkles and age lines in 2002, and it has grown into a blockbuster product for Irvine-based Allergan, with $2.1 billion in sales last year.
October 3, 2009 |
Allergan Inc., maker of wrinkle treatment Botox, is challenging the government's ban on marketing off-label uses for pharmaceuticals. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Irvine company argued that it should be allowed to give doctors information about using Botox for treatments not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including bladder problems, muscle spasms and headaches. Botox is approved by the FDA for use cosmetically as a wrinkle treatment and medically for eye-muscle disorders, excessive underarm sweating and cervical dystonia in adults, which causes abnormal head positions and neck pain.
March 5, 2008 |
The U.S. Department of Justice is looking at Allergan Inc.'s promotion of its blockbuster wrinkle drug Botox for medical uses, but investors didn't seem too worried about the news Tuesday. Allergan shares closed at $57.38, down $1.28 or 2.2% on word that the Irvine company received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia demanding documents regarding its promotional and educational practices involving the use of the botulinum toxin-based drug for medical problems.
May 31, 2010 |
Botox may be famous for erasing frown lines, but it also may disrupt an important chain of communication between the face and the brain. Not only do our facial expressions reflect our emotional ups and downs, they appear to send crucial feedback to our brain, suggests a growing body of research. Without that full feedback loop, our ability to understand — and be understood — might be constrained. In a recent study of women undergoing cosmetic treatment with Botox, researchers found that the treatment, which blocks facial nerve impulses, seemed to slow the ability to comprehend emotional language.