Botox on Trial—Family says Overdose Killed Girl
A first of it's kind trial is underway in California. A mother claims her 7 year old daughter died after being treated for Cerebral Palsy with Botox.
The same Botox used in cosmetic procedures has also been used to relax the muscles in stroke victims and of children with Cerebral Palsy. Botox has also been used in the treatment of SD.
Botox and other similar anti-wrinkle drugs must now carry the most stringent kind of warning label, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The F.D.A. issued that order the day after the agency approved a new drug, Dysport, that is expected to be the first real challenger to Botox in the United States. Like Botox, Dysport is an injectable drug derived from the paralytic agent botulinum toxin.