Botox Recall

Botox or botulinum toxin (available as Botox and Myoboloc) has been linked by the FDA to severe adverse reactions including respiratory problems and death in some cases. Adverse reactions can include paralysis of the respiratory muscles and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), a condition that can allow food or liquid to enter the respiratory tract and lungs, causing aspiration pneumonia. FDA data found that the makers of the drugs had reported 180 U.S. cases of people developing serious conditions after receiving injections, including 16 deaths. While the FDA has warned about the dangers of Botox it fell short in that it didn’t require doctors and healthcare professionals to warn patients about these potentially lethal effects.