Navigation Links
American Academy of Dermatology Responds to FDA Decision Regarding Botulinum Toxin Products
Date:4/30/2009

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that a box warning will be added to the labeling of botulinum toxin products and a medication guide will be distributed to patients receiving these products for any use. These products are FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows and severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).

"The health, safety and welfare of our patients being treated with botulinum toxin products are of paramount importance to dermatologists," said dermatologist David M. Pariser, MD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology. "While no serious side effects have been reported from the dermatologic use of botulinum toxin products, the FDA's actions emphasize the importance of selecting a qualified physician to administer these products for medical and cosmetic uses."

The Academy recommends that before receiving a treatment with botulinum toxin, patients should ask the following questions:

  • Is the treatment being performed by a physician experienced in this procedure?
  • What results can be expected?
  • How long is the recuperation period? Ask to see before and after photos of the physician's previous patients.
  • What are the risks?
  • Where is the procedure usually performed?
  • What is the cost?

"The added precautions required by the FDA will provide patients with information to make the best decisions for their personal health," stated Dr. Pariser. "It also will help physicians ensure that patient safety is preserved."

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross to Auction First Rides on Magnums 20th Anniversary
2. Americans United for Life Applauds Missouris Move to Use Stimulus Funds to Help Pregnancy Care Centers
3. One-Third of American Women Choose Youth Over Savings
4. Kessler Foundation Research Center Presented Two Studies on Post-stroke Spatial Neglect at American Academy of Neurology
5. Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right
6. American Transplant Congress 2009: New Investigator Forum Presents Cutting Edge Research
7. More Than Half of Americans Living with Dirty Air
8. Prime Clinical Systems Participating in American College of Physician's EHR Partners Program
9. New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives
10. Minnesotas Grades Tumble In Latest American Lung Association State of the Air Report
11. Fargo Named Americas Cleanest City in American Lung Associations State of the Air Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... UK (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... success in changing the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials. This month Ibs ... most influential people in pharma, and he was honored as a Tech Disruptor by ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Bluvault ... latest implementation service offering for global clients of Coupa ( Coupa Software ) ... Bluvault’s Integration Service is a key component in the suite of innovative implementation ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... From May 4 to 6, ... EarQ members the unique opportunity to learn more about Signia’s technology and the successful ... , “It is our priority to see practices succeed in this highly competitive industry,” ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... , ... Multiple award winning plumbing company in San Diego, Bill ... core values of exceptional customer service, quality work at reasonable rates, and giving back ... San Diego plumbing, and other services including heating & air conditioning and restoration & ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... LA (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... Health System and David Konur, CEO of Cardiovascular Institute of the South announced ... will be performing a live case of an Intravascular Ultrasound Guided Coronary Atherectomy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... 5, 2016  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... Brian Lortie , President, U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals, ... upon the appointment of a successor. Mr. Lortie ... Pharmaceuticals business with responsibility for all strategic, commercial ... and portfolio development, commercial operations, managed markets, manufacturing, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 2016 Progra m m e ... of Oxitec , s mosquito in Cayman ... by 96 %   Oxitec and the ... fight wild Aedes aegypti, the dangerous mosquito that spreads dengue, Zika ... Grand Cayman .  MRCU, a global leader in mosquito control, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Top 5 EU Markets"  report to their offering.  ,     (Logo: ... information on the current Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and ... EU), which includes France , ... Spain and the United Kingdom ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: