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

Radio Waves for Wrinkles
BOSTON. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you’re looking for a modern fountain of youth and Botox or surgery don’t interest you…maybe this will. This new treatment uses radio waves to smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Reason to Meditate: Anti-Aging
I recently came across an article touting the benefits of meditation as an anti-aging therapy. Since the piece was in the Fashion Times, I thought I'd do some digging. The story referenced a recent study by Dr. Elizabeth Hoge, a psychiatrist and researcher out of Harvard who studies biological changes in the body resulting stress and trauma. Her work seemed like a great place to start. Could I look more like I don't belong in a meditation temple? Dr. Hoge's study found that people who meditated daily for at least four years had longer telomeres -- the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes -- than people who do not me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Hillary Is the Boss
It does not surprise me that it takes a woman to sit before a partisan panel and keep her cool. What does it take to do that for over eight hours, taking a grilling from people who most likely are not as smart nor as experienced as you? Age and experience. Childbirth. Marriage. Menopause. And a life in politics. Many of the faces on the Benghazi panel looked weirdly modified to me. Hillary doesn't do Botox, hasn't had a chemical peel, a nose job, or a face stretched like small sized pantyhose over an extra large sized leg. She's not trim. She looks her age. Hillary Clinton has been around a long time and it shows. I alwa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cure for bags under your eyes involves ultrasound, fillers and Botox for £1.7k
Anna Magee hated her under eye bags which made her look tired. Now a £1700 new treatment promises to use ultrasound, fillers and Botox to cure dark circles and sagging skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery
Stephen FellerDALLAS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Doctors found in a study that injecting Botox into the fat pads surrounding the hearts of patients after bypass surgery helped prevent irregular heart rhythms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Botox prevents heart problems following bypass surgery
Botox appears to prevent heart rhythm problems in patients following bypass surgery, according to an article published by the AHA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery
Title: Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery
Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery
Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Botox (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a rub-on gel replace those painful Botox jabs?
Scientists in California claim to have come up with a formula that allows the wrinkle-zapping poison to keep through the skin meaning needles do not have to be used in the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Precision injections of Botox into migraine
Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and user-friendliness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone health: Could testosterone be the new Botox for women?
Younger-looking skin, more energy and a revved-up sex drive? All promises of the latest form of hormone therapy. Could it really hold the key to better health? Anna Magee reports (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tired menopause oestrogen Botox hormones sex drive hormonal mood exhausted Hormone Replacement Therapy testosterone cortisol HRT Source Type: news

Kayla Eales with cerebral palsy takes her first steps after Botox injections
Kayla Eales, from Northampton, pictured, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy three years ago and the condition has meant she has never been able to stand on the flats of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jane Ebel who spent £12k trying to treat her migraines finally gets relief
Jane Ebel, from Salisbury, was getting chronic migraines every 10 days that would last 36 hours. She tried medication, hypnosis and Botox before the Cefaly electronic pulse-emitting headband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavenburg Medical Group Announces Transition From Botox to Dysport for Skin Tightening and Anti-Wrinkle Treatments
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Revance begins Phase II trial of botulinum toxin type A for injection to treat cervical dystonia
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Revance Therapeutics has started dosing in a Phase II dose-escalating clinical trial of an investigational drug product candidate, RT002, to treat cervical dystonia, a neurological muscle movement disorder. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I-Team: Med Spa Patients Badly Hurt By Hair Removal, Botox Treatments
BOSTON (CBS) – You’ve probably seen the ads for laser hair removal, inexpensive Botox and chemical peels. More and more, these services are being done at medical spas instead of doctor’s offices. There are hundreds of med spas in Massachusetts and some people are sounding an alarm, saying as the industry grows, so do the numbers of injuries and lawsuits. Johanna Searles of Agawam still has scars from laser hair removal gone bad. “I kept saying ‘please, please stop. It’s burning,’” Searles told the I-Team of her visit to a med spa. Johanna won a voucher for the treatment. She...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health i-Team Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Lauren Leamanczyk med spas Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Injection Pain Is Less With Smaller-Gauge NeedlesBotulinum Toxin Injection Pain Is Less With Smaller-Gauge Needles
Injection of botulinum toxin type A through 32-gauge needles is slightly less painful than injection through 30-gauge needles, according to a randomized trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

What “off-label” use of a drug really is, and why you need to know about it
When your doctor prescribes a drug for you, you probably assume — and with good reason — that it is an FDA-approved treatment for your condition. That may or may not be the case. On average, one in five prescriptions are written for an “off-label” use of a drug. That means your doctor believes that the drug will help you even if it has not been approved specifically for your illness or symptoms. Off-label prescribing of drugs is legal and common, and can be beneficial for patients. For example, beta blockers (drugs approved to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease) can also help some people w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements off-label use of a drug Source Type: news

Banish wrinkles by putting needles in your face, Sarah Vine writes
Sarah Vine swore she'd never put needles in her face - but this isn't Botox. Facial acupuncture is popular in China and promises to revive the skin, making you look less exhausted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome
My hands are cold almost all of the time. I get cold easily and have a hard time staying warm. When I touch someone, I often have to apologize for having "zombie hands." It has nothing to do with metabolism or body fat. I noticed this issue when I was 14. It was the middle of winter and my bestie and I were totally nuts about the Ramones. We went to a club where they were playing and wanted to be first in line (like in the movie "Rock n Roll High School") so we showed up several hours before the doors opened to prove our loyalty. We were wearing dresses and thick tights. It was winter in NY. My friend, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Fails to Reduce Pain in Skin Leiomyomas (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But significant improvements seen in quality-of-life scores (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 6, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Doctors Replace Botox Injections For Over-Active Sweat Glands With Groundbreaking Organic Treatment
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Botox Improves UI in Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
NEW ORLEANS — Regular injections of onabotulinumtoxinA significantly decreased urinary incontinence in patients with neurogenic detrusor bladder overactivity over 4 years of follow-up in 4-year extension study results of a randomized trial. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Michelle G. Sullivan Source Type: news

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill
I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pain. I was covering for another physician, so this patient was new to me. He was wearing a heavy winter coat and sat at the edge of his chair. I asked him to sit back and take his coat off. He said he was in a hurry and wanted his prescription. As I wrote the prescription for methadone, a little voice in my head told me that this encounter was not the way medicine should be practiced. I wanted him to prove to me he needed this strong narcotic. Was he following the lifestyle chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are so many women having surgery on the sly?
It's not just celebrities who try to keep their cosmetic surgery procedures under cover. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: gisele plastic secret botox burqa hide surgery cosmetic Source Type: news

Allergan To Buy Antidepressant Maker For $560 Million With Hopes Of Preventing Suicides
Allergan,the drug giant that is famed for Botox but also makes antibiotics and an Alzheimer's treatment, will spend $560 million to purchase Naurex, an Evanston, Ill.-based developer of antidepressants that can work in hours, compared to weeks for existing depression pills. The drug giant says it sees opportunity in a depression drug that works in a new way, and hopes Naurex's experimental medicines might someday be shown to prevent suicidal people from killing themselves. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Allergan said to be exploring split into two businesses: source
(Reuters) - Allergan Plc is considering a breakup of the company into two businesses, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday, potentially adding the botox-maker to a list of large drugmakers realigning themselves to focus on specific areas of their businesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Men need to wear baggy trousers if they are trying for babies
Doctor's Diary: As Rod Stewart has found out, tight trousers are bad for fertility and a simple change of outfit may do the trick (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: male fertility overmedication Rod Stewart Professor Michael Oliver Botox geriatric syndrome excess sweating Doctor's Diary polypharmacy James Le Fanu tight trousers Source Type: news

Valeant Pharma to acquire contact maker Unilens for $28m
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX, TSE:VRX) said today it entered into an agreement to acquire Unilens Vision for $28 million, including $5 million in debt. Under the agreement, which was unanimously approved by Largo, Fla.-based Unilens’ board of directors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant will acquire Unilens for $12.75 per share in cash. “We are very pleased to sign a definitive agreement with Valeant, which creates immediate value for our stockholders. The combination of Unilens’ world class technology and its leading customized lens business with Valeant will create a strong portfolio of products...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Unilens Valeant Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Checks for Scottish nurses giving injectable cosmetics
Nurses and other practitioners providing non-surgical cosmetic interventions, such as Botox, are to be regulated in Scotland from next year, ministers have announced. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women geting Botox in their scalp to copy Kate Middleton's hair
Botox is also a remedy for extreme sweating. It is exactly this reason that's spurring women to undergo the treatment to prevent perspiration caused by the summer heat or post-gym session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get a Sharper Image: Grooming Tips for Guys
Botox for bros? Manscaping? From your hair to your teeth to your toes, learn how to get a major-league makeover. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news