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Botox maker's suit cites free speech
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In an attack on the regulation of drug marketing, the makers of the antiwrinkle shot Botox have filed a free-speech lawsuit against the federal government. MORE

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Topical toxin appears to be promising in phase II data
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A topical, noninjectable form of botulinum toxin asserted its ability to effectively treat crow's feet through impressive data from a recently completed phase II clinical trial released here. More
Parents of girl who died during breast surgery call for change
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The parents of an 18-year-old suburban Boca Raton cheerleader who died last year during breast-augmentation surgery called for a ban on the use of general anesthesia at outpatient surgical centers. More


Certain patient subsets can benefit greatly from lift component of reduction mammaplasty
Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most plastic surgeons have had the experience of performing reduction mammaplasty with minimal tissue removal but significant lift, and achieving dramatic symptom relief. There seems to be a subset of patients with significant breast ptosis and large, but not gigantic breasts, who benefit greatly from the lift component of reduction mammaplasty. More
'Sanity has been restored': Medical assistants can now give all shots
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Reversing a position it has taken publicly for weeks, the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners determined that state law allows medical assistants to administer everything from flu shots to Botox. A five-paragraph statement signed by Dr. Charles Held, president of the medical board, said the agency "will return to its previous policies and interpretations." More

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New alternative to Botox
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There were more than 3-million Botox procedures performed in the United States last year. Some were medical, more were cosmetic. In the future doctors predict some of that market will be split by a new drug called Dysport. More
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