Tuesday's New York Times story, For Botox Users, a Few Words of Caution, is a relatively well-informed feature article that is aimed at consumers in a plain-talk kind of way, not sensationalized. The topic is a follow-up to the FDA's recent concerns over Botox.
The author, Jane E. Brody, is a seasoned journalist who covers healthcare regularly in print and online. Brody keeps the tone and content of the piece dryly journalistic. Although she reiterates the flawed March 2008 report by Public Citizen that led to the FDA's new investigaton of Botox toxicity in off-label, medical uses, her overall conclusion is that Botox has been a huge success in cosmetic applications.