December 27, 2008

Oh, Vanity! Death be thy name

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. ~Miguel De Unamuno

FDA approves Allergan's drug for longer eyelashes

BOSTON (Reuters) - Allergan Inc, the maker of Botox, said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its eyelash-thickening drug Latisse.

Latisse is designed to treat a condition known as hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, which means a person does not have enough eyelashes.

The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatroprost, the same ingredient that is in Allergan's glaucoma treatment Lumigan. Patients taking Lumigan found a side effect of the drug to be eyelash growth, prompting Allergan to study it for the new use. Read the rest here.

How many people will line up to get this product? Honestly, what is wrong with this world? Have you see then television ad for "prescription strength deoderant"? It helps keep your underarms soft. Gosh. What kind of a world are our young women coming into where they think they might be judged for sparse eyelashes and rough underarms?

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