Medicis Rising: Dysport (aka Reloxin) Approved by FDA

The FDA has finally approved a Botox alternative for the US market. Formerly announced as Reloxin, Medicis' Dysport is the first of a small wave of so-called "Botox killers" we have been waiting for for some time. Dysport is

Botox Must Carry Strong Warning on Risks: U.S. FDA

Allergan Inc’s wrinkle-filler Botox and a similar product must carry a strong warning about the risks of severe complications if the injected botulinum toxin spreads in the body, U.S. regulators said today.

Study Says Weight Loss Surgery on the Rise

WellPoint research subsidiary HealthCore also found that patients of Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery experienced fewer complications and infections during the 30-day period after surgery, compared to those who had the procedure done at

How Bulletproof is Your Medical License?

Eva S over at RealSelf has published another winner topic that should be on the minds of all plastic and cosmetic surgeons: A medical license may not be as trustworthy as you thought. It would seem logical that when a doctor administers fake Botox or repeatedy botches a plastic surgery procedure, they would lose their medical license. Unfortunately for consumers, even in these extreme cases of negligence, it's really hard for a doctor to actually lose their medical license. Caught injecting fake Botox?  The doctor gets probation Recently a Sacramento dermatologist was injecting patients with an illegal, fake Botox. Instead of losing his medical license, Dr. Timothy Rosio was placed on probation. This wasn't the doctor's first encounter with his medical board. The Sacramento Bee reported that Dr. Rosio had been convicted in federal court of two counts involving misbranded drugs, and accused of dishonesty for failing to disclose two suspensions by the UC Davis Health System involving liposuction, ethical issues and quality of care issues. In just under 3 years, Dr. Rosio can legally see patients again for Botox or other treatments. Repeated botched jobs & DUI convictions Donda West’s cosmetic surgery-related death highlighted the fact that a questionable track record can have no impact on a doctor's ability to see patients. Dr. Jan Adams, the surgeon who operated on her the day before she died, had four malpractice judgments against him (source: California Medical Board), plus two DUI convictions and a complaint for failure to provide child support. It was only after Donda West's death that Dr. Adams voluntarily surrendered his medical license. Only the "worst of the worst' doctors lose their license.

ASPS Fall Meeting Sked Reworked

Eliminating the extra half day of exhibit time would allow exhibit personnel to return to their offices earlier in the week.