I blogged back in 2004 about Botox for Migraines. My original post is here:
I had planned to try it, but upon some research I found that the manufacturer tested on animals in a particularly cruel way and I just couldn't stomach supporting that product, even if it might help my migraines. (Note: There's no way to be perfect here... most medicine (or specific ingredient in that medicine) has been tested on animals at some point... but it's an important issue to me, so I try to at least know what's happened and make an informed decision and do try to stay away from any product I don't absolutely need that has been tested on animals.)
I just read from the HSUS today that Allergan is changing its testing practices...
"On Friday, Botox manufacturer Allergan announced that the company has developed—and received federal approval for—a new procedure that avoids using animals in testing this product. The company expects the new method to reduce animal use in Botox testing by 95 percent within three years, as it secures regulatory approvals outside the United States."
Read the entire article here:
Very good news for the animals and also for migraineurs who may have abandoned any testing with Botox because of this policy. I will be looking into it again in a few years as a treatment for my migraines and may even have a few of these lines on my face (that seem to be getting deeper by the day) taken care of as well. :)
Best, Kelli :)