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Resource ID: #20666
Subject: Medicine
Source: Newsweek Magazine (New York, NY)
Date: 12-May


Newsweek magazine details the evolution of Botox - a drug that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in men and women. Ironically, the same drug in a far more concentrated form (botulinum toxin) is one of the deadliest poisons ever known. This as however not stopped lay men and celebrities from buying Botox. In 2001, Botox sales totaled $309.5 million, and analysts say that this figure could well cross $ 1 billion in the next few years.

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