Woman, 23, in Colorado left paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator after eating 'CANNED SOUP' contaminated with deadly bacteria
Claudia de Albuquerque Celada, 23, from Brazil, was on a work exchange program in Colorado when she became infected with botulism, which sources say was allegedly from canned soup. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Botox Is Sickening Patients Across the U.S.
Public health officials are warning about the dangers of counterfeit botox products, which have been circulating and causing individuals to fall ill in several U.S. states. As of Friday, April 18, 22 people across California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, have reported adverse reactions to a counterfeit version of Botox (botulinum toxin). All of the individuals are female, ranging in age from 25 to 59.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Symptoms of the fake botox include blurred or double vision, difficulty swallowing, dry mo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simmone Shah Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Source Type: news

CDC Investigating Reactions Linked to Counterfeit'Botox'CDC Investigating Reactions Linked to Counterfeit'Botox '
Reactions have included blurry vision, double vision, drooping eyelids, difficult swallowing or breathing, and other symptoms of botulism.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 16, 2024 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Counterfeit Botox found in multiple states linked to hospitalizations
The CDC is investigating cases in several states believed to be linked to at least 19 people reporting botulism-like illness after receiving the injections for cosmetic purposes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Bellware Source Type: news

Counterfeit 'Botox' Spreading Across the U.S., CDC Warns
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC is investigating harmful botulism-like reactions in 19 people who received counterfeit or mishandled botulinum toxin (Botox), according to a new report. The FDA also issued its own alert today, with information for... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 16, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Illinois' Botox health scare: Two patients are hospitalized after dodgy injections led to facial PARALYSIS - as state tells doctors to be on lookout for women with droopy faces
Two people in Illinois were hospitalized with botulism after receiving potentially counterfeit Botox by an unauthorized nurse. Health officials are warning hospitals about the potential for more cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counterfeit Botox could be linked to botulism symptoms, Illinois health officials warn
Counterfeit Botox could be to blame for a cluster of symptoms that look like botulism, according to Illinois health officials who say two people have been hospitalized. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulism After 'Botox'? NEJM Ignored Nazi Atrocities; Jungle Jack's Alzheimer's
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The Tennessee Department of Health said it's collaborating with the CDC and FDA to investigate botulism-like symptoms in people who received Botox-like botulinum... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 8, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Watchdog calls for new health warnings on Botox that tells consumers about risk of fatal paralyzing disease
Public Citizen filed a petition Tuesday urging the FDA to require makers of Botox to provide clearer warnings about how it can cause iatrogenic botulism, even at recommended doses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlicensed Wholesaler Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Foreign Unapproved New Drugs and Mail Fraud
FDA OCI, Marina Sievert, Dunedin, FL, sentence, 2 years, prison, mail fraud, foreign, unapproved, new drug, Beauty Forever Florida, BFF, misbranded, Innotox, Medytox, Meditoxin, botulinum toxin type A, potent, toxin, botulism, Korea, drug trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - November 1, 2023 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Woman, 47, fighting for her life in a coma after eating pesto from farmer's market that was 'contaminated with deadly bacteria' in Brazil
Doralice Carneiro Sobreira Goes, 47, of Brazil, was left paralyzed after eating pesto from a farmer's market that was allegedly contaminated with botulism, which affects just 110 Americans every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Canadians sickened in France's botulism outbreak are from Quebec
Health officials in France say a 32-year-old woman is dead and eight others remain hospitalized after an apparent botulism outbreak that includes Canadians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Botulism outbreak tied to Bordeaux restaurant sickens Canadians
Health officials in France say a 32-year-old woman is dead and eight others remain hospitalized after an apparent botulism outbreak that includes Canadians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Botulism outbreak tied to sardines served in Bordeaux leaves 1 person dead and several hospitalized
Regional health officials in France say a 32-year-old woman is dead and eight others remain hospitalized after an apparent botulism outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Woman dies from botulism connected to wine bar in France - 12 others receiving treatment
A woman has died and at least 12 others are receiving treatment for the rare food-borne poisoning after all eating in the same wine bar last week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news