Archive for February, 2010

Accutane at fault for inadequate warnings

February 17th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

LaRoche, the drugmaker responsible for Accutane, has been slapped with a $25 million judgment against it for inadequate labeling of its popular acne drug. This is the latest in a series of personal injury judgments against the embattled manufacturer blaming them for chronic ailments such as inflammatory bowel disease suffered after using the oral drug. While Accutane, or isotretinoin, was highly effective and often used as a last resort in treating patients with severe acne who failed to respond to other treatments, it also had significant potential side effects requiring frequent monitoring.

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Can nostrils be lifted?

February 08th, 2010 | Category: Uncategorized

Because our practice focuses heavily on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, we see many patients every week who are unhappy with their previous rhinoplasty result. One of the greatest sources of unhappiness is a poorly performed nostril reduction. Nostril reduction or narrowing is a relatively common procedure performed along with rhinoplasty and, done well, it often is a really nice finishing touch to a great nose job. See our blog of Dec 08 to get a sense of How we do alar base reduction differently.

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