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FDA Warns Cosmetic Doctor about Promoting Anti-Wrinkle Drug before FDA Approval; Unbiased Information on Skin Care a Precious Resource Says SkinTour.com
Date:5/5/2010

The FDA has warned a cosmetic doctor about public statements about a drug before it is FDA approved. Cosmetic doctors' financial ties to cosmetic companies make it hard for women to get unbiased expert information on skin care treatments and products. Where can women find reliable skin care information untainted by the influence of cosmetic companies?

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 5, 2010 -- Try finding an article in the beauty or fashion press about a skin care product or treatment that doesn't work.

Or a scientifically sound study that pits one skin care product or treatment against a competing one?

Aren't the cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons supposed to be providing unbiased medical information on these products and treatments? After all, Americans spent $10.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2009, and over $50 billion on skin and personal care products.

Consumers are not getting that information for one reason that no one ever talks about: virtually every prominent cosmetic dermatologist has some financial tie or relationship with a cosmetic company.

That's what makes sources of unbiased information, like dermatologist and author Dr. Brandith Irwin's website, SkinTour, so valuable. She has no ties to cosmetic companies.

Doctors Have Extensive Financial Ties to Cosmetic Companies

Dr. Leslie Baumann is a prominent dermatologist and is often quoted in the beauty and fashion press. Early this year, she received a warning letter from the FDA, cautioning her about promoting a drug before it received FDA approval. In her case, she had expressed enthusiasm about Dysport, a new anti-wrinkle competitor to Botox, before it had been FDA approved. Dr. Baumann is a consultant, investigator, researcher, or on the board of over 40 co
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