Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine, Experts Say
American Academy of Neurology issues new guideline on use of the drug Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Botox, Migraine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine, Experts Say
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

GMC produces new cosmetic surgery guidelines
  Doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments will face a new set of ethical and safety guidelines from 1 June, the GMC has announced. The GMC has published new guidance covering both surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as breast augmentation and Botox, with the aim of improving patient safety. The guidance is based upon a review of cosmetic treatments by NHS England national medical director Sir Bruce Keogh and will apply to all doctors across the UK. In the introduction to its guidance, the GMC notes that cosmetic treatments have, in recent years, moved from being a niche market in medicine to one that is now p...
Source: BMA News - April 13, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women who say they need time off for their time of the month
Beverley Butler, 42, from Lancaster, has periods that cause such intense migraines that she had Botox injections. Susan Hughes, 40, says her painful periods impacted on her career. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer, Allergan terminate $160bn merger deal
Pfizer has terminated its agreement to takeover Irish Botox maker Allergan in a deal worth $160bn, after the US Department of Treasury announced its decision to bring an end to tax inversion agreements. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox Injections May Greatly Reduce Knee Pain, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) — British researchers have found a new use for Botox. Patients with a certain type of knee pain say just one injection is getting them back on track. Dr. Michelle Earby jogs every day, but splintering pain around her knee nearly sidelined her passion for the pavement two years ago. “It was really severe stabbing pain in my knee that I couldn’t run through,” she says. She was diagnosed with lateral patellofemoral overload syndrome (LPOS), a common injury impacting the muscle around the knee and thigh. One in eight runners has it, and it also affects cyclists and other athletes. Botox (WB...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Botox Dr. Mallika Marshall Knee Pain Source Type: news

Botox Alleviates Neuropathic PainBotox Alleviates Neuropathic Pain
A series of two doses of botulinum toxin A relieved neuropathic pain better than did placebo, new randomized findings show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

X Factor winner Sam Bailey considering Botox to reduce wrinkles
Sam, who is currently on a nationwide tour with the hit musical, revealed she is considering Botox in an effort to turn back the clock and say goodbye to her wrinkles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to use Botox injections to treat chronic headache? How does it work, and would I need to have regular treatments? Do patients who use Botox as treatment need to be on other headache medication, too? ANSWER: Onabotulinum toxin A, or Botox, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Antibiotics May Not Be Needed Before Botox Bladder InjectionAntibiotics May Not Be Needed Before Botox Bladder Injection
'Any use of antibiotics should be critically considered,' say researchers, who found that bacteriuria in patients given onabotulinumtoxinA for neurogenic detrusor overactivity did not affect outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

FEMAIL writer tries Botox in her neck and is impressed with the results
Nora Ephron said 'The neck starts to go at 43, and that's that'. A FEMAIL writer, 44, combats her aging neck with youth-boosting Botox in her neck and jowls and is impressed with the results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hunter’s story: Oh, the places he’ll go!
Hunter VanBrocklin is a kid on the go. The fearless fourth grader loves to hike on his family’s 20-acre property in Alfred, Maine, with his constant canine companion Wendy by his side. He trekked through national parks in the U.S. and Canada with his parents and sister in the summer of 2015. He’s even developed his own version of four-wheeling. Hunter is exceedingly mobile for a child who shouldn’t be walking, according to the experts. “When Hunter was a baby, he was slow to roll over and crawl and wasn’t walking,” recalls his mother Kelly VanBrocklin. His pediatrician referred Hunter to...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Ben Shore cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Donna Nimec Gregory Melkonian Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Disgraced nurses holding 'Botox parties'
Two disgraced nurses are making thousands of pounds illegally prescribing Botox around the UK, a BBC investigation finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Krystina Butel blew £130k on plastic surgery to look like her holiday caricature
Krystina Butel, 31, from Wakefield, had extensive surgery including breast augmentations, lip fillers and Botox in a quest to look like a portrait she'd had aged 16 while on holiday in Ibiza in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgury rises with buttock lifts the fastest growing op
American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed there were 15.9 cosmetic procedures in 2015 - a 115 per cent increase from 2000 - and breast augmentations and Botox were the most popular. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this popular cosmetic procedure STOP achy knees?
MORE commonly used to rid people of ageing lines on the face, scientists say a botox-like injection could treat knee pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"BOTOX for Migraines?"
If you know that the FDA approved onabotulinumtoxinA to treat chronic migraine headache but aren't sure how it works, a neurologist explains. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 23, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Francisco Gomez, MD Source Type: news

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain
Title: Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 23, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Allergan Tops Expectations on Botox Sales
Allergan narrowed its fourth-quarter loss, with revenue and adjusted profit topping expectations, as the Botox maker’s branded product revenue nearly doubled. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Botox injections found to ease joint pain in runners and cyclists 
Researchers from Imperial College London and Fortius Clinic conducted a trial involving patients with pain in the front and side of the knee joint. Two thirds needed no further medical treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain
British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain
British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers use Botox-like injection to treat runners, cyclists with knee pain
A painful knee condition that affects more than one in eight active people has been treated effectively with a botulinum toxin injection and physiotherapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 -- A Botox-like injection, added to physical therapy, may relieve a type of knee pain that's common in runners, cyclists and other active people, a new study suggests. The condition -- called lateral patellofemoral overload... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

SARAH VINE swore she’d never succumb to botox but she surrendered to the needle
Sarah Vine has surrendered to the needle after promising she wouldn't. The 48-year-old has had Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers - and likes it. She's gone for a minimalistic approach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metro Denver Pain Management Now Offering Over Ten Effective Migraine...
The Board Certified providers at Metro Denver Pain Management are now offering over ten effective migraine headache treatments. New options include Botox injections and occipital blocks, which have...(PRWeb February 08, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/migraine-specialist/denver-colorado/prweb13194658.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox May Deaden Perception, Study Says
Botox may smooth your wrinkles, but it can dull your ability to understand the emotions of others, a new study suggests. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox for Lower Limb Spasticity FDA Approves Botox for Lower Limb Spasticity
The FDA has approved a new indication for Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA): lower limb spasticity seen after stroke and in other neurologic disorders. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves Allergan's Botox to treat lower limb spasticity in adults
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat lower limb spasticity in adults to decrease the severity of increased muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity
DUBLIN, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More than just a pretty face: Inside Revance's efforts to create a Botox alternative for cosmetic, therapeutic uses (Photos)
Revance Therapeutics is developing an injectable alternative to Botox and a topical treatment that requires no needles at all, but the East Bay company aims to treat far more than wrinkles. The company has ambitions to alleviate pain for chronic migraine sufferers or people who get shingles, and to help those who sweat profusely from their underarms or get sweaty palms. It's working to reduce the frequency of injections and increase the duration for its treatments versus competitors already on the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leia Parker Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves BOTOX(R) (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity in Adults
BOTOX® is the First and Only FDA-Approved Neurotoxin Treatment for Both Upper and Lower Limb Spasticity DUBLIN, Jan. 22, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company today announced t... Biopharmaceuticals, FDAAllergan, BOTOX, botulinum toxin, spasticity (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Hidden Superfoods to Eat Healthy in 2016
It's Jan. 2nd, you are serious about your New Year's resolution. In addition to getting in good shape, you start the year off eating healthy. You are doing extremely well until about Jan. 12th. By the second week of the year, you become tired of eating foods that taste like grass or wet cardboard. Due to the consumption of bland foods, your energy level is incredibly low, which results in exhaustion. Why can't we find foods that are healthy and tasty that gives us a boost of energy! I am a foodie, the type that will deliberately go looking for restaurants, even if it is hours away from my home. I'll do anything that will ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother has fillers injected into her HANDS because they looked 'old'
Jeanette Bailey, 55, from Southampton, Hampshire, has Botox twice a year and felt her hands were letting her down. The injections took half an hour and plumped up the skin for £350. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Pain Network Providers Now Offering Over Ten Effective Migraine...
The Dallas pain management providers in the Texas Pain Network are now offering over ten effective migraine therapies. New options include Botox injections and electrical stimulation procedures that...(PRWeb December 28, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/migrainespecialistdallas/texas-pain-network/prweb13144148.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Revance Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for RT001 Botulinum Toxin Type A Topical Gel to Treat Axillary Hyperhidrosis
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UPDATE: Pfizer’s $160B Allergan buy sparks cry for tax-inversion crack down
Updated with extra politician comments and tax-inversion data. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) said today it will buy Botox maker Allergan (NYSE: AGN) for approximately $160 billion and slash its tax bill in the largest-ever tax inversion to date. To avoid restrictions, smaller, Dublin-based Allergan is buying Pfizer, though the combined company will still be known as Pfizer and will still be led by Pfizer CEO Ian Read. CEO Read sent a letter to senior senators yesterday, saying the company “will maintain our global operational headquarters in New York City. At the time we close the transaction, we will have ov...
Source: Mass Device - November 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Allergan Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About Pfizer's Tax-Driven Merger [VIDEO]
On Monday, Pfizer, America's largest drug company, announced plans to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, for $160 billion. The gem in the deal: Allergan's Dublin, Ireland-based headquarters, which means that despite running the bulk of its operations out of Parsippany, N.J., it pays a lower tax rate. The move will lower Pfizer's tax rate from 25% to 18%, but more than that it will allow the company to use the many billions of dollars it has overseas to buy back shares, raising its share price. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Pfizer agrees to acquire Allergan in $160bn deal
US drug manufacturer Pfizer has signed an agreement to buy Irish Botox maker Allergan for $160bn, which will create the world's largest pharmaceutical company. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - November 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Empire Medical Training and Merz North America Partner to Introduce...
Empire has teamed up with international healthcare company, Merz North America, to provide physicians with the newest products in aesthetics, dermatology and neuroscience.(PRWeb November 23, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Empire-Medical-Training/botox-training/prweb13037501.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merger Math: Is There Anything Left For Pfizer To Cut At Allergan?
Allergan, the Dublin, Ireland-based company that Pfizer just announced plans to purchase, is not the same company that made the Allergan name famous by turning Botox into a household name. Instead, it's the descendant of a small, New Jersey-based generic drug maker, Watson Pharmaceuticals, that decided to grow through mergers and acquisitions -- and in doing so moved its own tax domicile to Ireland, cutting its tax rate. Last year, the company, re-dubbed Actavis, snatched Allergan from the jaws of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which had been pursuing the Botox maker. Later on, it changed its name to Allergan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Pfizer and Allergan Reach $150 Billion Merger Deal
The deal, to be announced Monday, would create a huge new pharmaceutical giant and could potentially help Pfizer lower its American tax rate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Botox (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Federal Taxes (US) Treasury Department Taxation Relocation of Business Pfizer Inc Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Allergan Inc Source Type: news

The Science of Smiling
When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes. In fact, even faking or forcing a smile reduces stress and makes you happier. That's what psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman found when they conducted a clever study to test this connection. The researchers had their participants put chopsticks in their mouths to produce one of three facial expressions: a neutral expression, a standard smile (a "half" smile that stays located by the mouth), or a Duchenne smil...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christie Brinkley admits looking this good at 61 is hellishly hard work 
The American model and actress has revealed her top tips for looking good. They include Botox in the neck not forehead, fillers, laser treatment and extensions to combat hair loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeant, Ackman can’t dodge insider trading case from failed Allergan takeover
(Reuters) — A U.S. judge said Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX, TSE:VRX) and activist hedge fund manager William Ackman must face a lawsuit accusing them of insider trading in Allergan (NYSE: AGN) before making an unsuccessful takeover bid for the maker of Botox. In a Nov. 9 decision, U.S. District Judge David Carter in Santa Ana, Calif., rejected arguments by Valeant, Ackman and Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management that the lawsuit should be dismissed because their activity was not fraudulent. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors who sold Allergan shares in the 2 months before the defendan...
Source: Mass Device - November 12, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Actavis Allergan Inc. Insider Trading Pershing Square Capital Management Valeant Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox Injections Help Stop Excessive Sweating
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s like getting your haircut, manicure or pedicure. You just need to get general upkeep. Tess Doyle gets Botox injections on a regular basis. “It stops the excessive sweating and that’s what I was after,” she says. The Botox is injected into her scalp to stop sweating at the hairline. “My hair is dry, my make up is on, and if you would’ve seen me before the treatment, you would think I just got out of the shower,” Doyle says. Dr. Joseph Eviatar says he treats patients with a condition called “hyperhidrosis,” which causes excessive sweating and in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Botox Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Pfizer-Allergan deal a prelude to splitting company
(Reuters) — A Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) merger with Ireland-based Allergan (NYSE: AGN), in addition to providing tax benefits, would bolster the U.S. drugmaker’s growth prospects should it decide to sell or spin off its portfolio of products that have gone off patent. Many Wall Street analysts believe Pfizer will decide to split late next year, after compiling 3 years of financial data treating its “established products” division, which sells generic medicines, and its “innovative” patent-protected medicines unit, as if they were separate companies. Such a split would dramatically boos...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Allergan Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

BOTOX cost effective for overactive bladder
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pfizer, Allergan in talks on merger
(Reuters) — Allergan (NYSE: AGN) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) today confirmed that they’re in preliminary, friendly talks on a potential merger, a deal that would create the world’s largest drugmaker. Both Pfizer and Allergan said no agreement has been reached and declined to discuss any terms that might lead to such a tie-up. Allergan shares jumped 8.2% to $310.92 apiece today, while Pfizer was off almost 1% to $35.12. Pfizer CEO Ian Read earlier today said he’s open to any moves that produce the best long-term value for the company. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal event, Read said h...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Allergan Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news