They Can Cure That Now!

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    There are some questionable/ridiculous medical conditions modern chemistry can now cure.

    Eyelash hypotrichosis is the name for having inadequate (blond) or not enough eyelashes. Sounds terrible huh? Been struggling to make do with mere mascara?

    Might want to try eyelash extensions...false eyelashes...or tinting your eyelashes. But if the condition persists, you can now choose Latisse, a new drug from ALLERGAN. That is, if the risks of eye redness, eyelid skin darkening, increased brown iris pigmentation and blindness don't scare you off.

    I wonder how much of a tax deduction ALLERGAN got for its research into this horrible medical condition.

     
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    One of these days, you're gonna be paying for someone else's treatment for this horrific disfigurement... because that's where the healthcare bill will take us.

    Congratulations for voting for that imbecile. Please don't bitch when you get screwed.
     
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    Alas for the All Bad Things Are Obama's Fault School of Political Discourse, Latisse was approved for sale by the FDA during Bush's administration.

    FDA OKs 1st Eyelash Drug Latisse

    But hold fast. I'm sure they've been busily approving other equally "valuable" drugs since Obama took office and we can then bootstrap the Entire FDA Problem onto him.
     
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    Did you duck? Cuz the point went over your head.
     
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    Pardon me CailforniaGirl, my mistake. I shall indeed be underwriting the cost of this ridiculous and dangerous drug when it is dispensed to all the afflicted blond-eyelashed people here.

    Mea culpa.

    (Still got approved on Bush's watch. Fucking FDA is a disgrace.)

     
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    Well, the nature of pharmaceutical companies is that they try to develop drugs for serious diseases, and when the drug fails to work on that, they look at alternate indications that it could be useful for and be marketed for, to recoup the money they put into it. I don't know much about this new drug, but likely it was the same thing.

    I know for ED drugs like Viagra, it was developed for cardiovascular disease but didn't work for its intended indication, and they found another way to market it.
    Same with Rogaine, it was used to treat an untreatable, rare disorder, but found out a bad side effect was excessive hair growth, so they took advantage of that. Good business

    Plus, looks like this company is a "specialty" pharmaceutical company, finding a niche to market products. There are still tons of other companies out there looking for cures for more serious diseases and problems
     
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    Why is the FDA a disgrace over this? Someone submitted an IND, and they reviewed the product and deemed it worked for its target indication and was safe based on the clinical trials.

    Why blame this on the FDA? And what do presidents have to do with the FDA?
     
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    Yes, of course Dr. Gregg....I don't deny that. Most medical researchers struggle to end AIDS, diabetes, cancer heart disease, etc. And I can see where a drug like Latisse could have been accidentially discovered.

    But c'mon now. Who submitted it for approval for use in treating the dread "disease" blond eyelashes, in spite of its risk of, among other things, blindness?

    Who enjoyed tax deductions you and I can only dream of for the R & D costs associated with this new wonder drug?

    Who hired a Hollywood actress and built a slick TV ad campaign to persuade women that blond eyelashes are a disease and they have the cure?

    In fact, whose trade association came up with the bright idea to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers in the first place?

    Who applied for, won and profits from the patent on Latisse?

    Who set the price of Latisse at $120 a month or more? Do you really believe it costs ALLERGAN $100 to manufacture that much? Or even $50?

    When is it Just Too Much Greed????

     

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