A few questions:
- do you really need to be told NOT to use a hair dryer in a water filled tub or in the shower?
- Have you read the side of ANY ladder in your neighborhood Lowe's or Home Depot?
- How about the "instructions" on the use of ANY household appliance and every single medication?
The initial reaction is a smug feeling of superiority and a thought along the lines "...there must be a lot of morons out there that this is written for". Well, 304,059,724 American morons as of July 2008 and increasing. These morons are ruled and legislated to at last estimate by 1,143,358 lawyers (American Bar estimates by the end of 2007) - (compared with 301,270 doctors in the US).
Our society is ruled by and for lawyers. They have imprinted and taken over EVERY aspect of our lives.
After all - do you REALLY think someone dumb enough to operate a hair dryer in the shower, play with his dish on the roof during a thunder storm or lean a metal ladder near power cables would ACTUALLY take the time to read the instructions on the side? - of course not!
As regards the Botox scare - it was begun an organization supported by America's plaintiff bar, which are among its major supporters
Despite MILLIONS of treatments for cosmetic indications with Botox Cosmetic - there has NEVER been a reportable case of death with it. Can you name a SINGLE drug with such a safety record?
But No - to ensure a steady income to lawyers on both sides of the debate that group petitioned the FDA to put the equivalent of those ladder warnings in Botox boxes to scare the filling out of our patients.
But Plastic surgeons have seen the SAME group in action in 1991. At that time the FDA commissioner and his assisant (who was married to a plaintiff lawyer and member of the same group) put a moratorium on the use of silicone gel implants. Hundreds of thousands of lawsuit drove Dow, silicone gel producer, into bankruptcy. Of the more than 10 companies producing breast implants, only two survived and they more than tripled the costs of their implants. But- worse of all thousands of women neglected to have mastectomies because they did not want to be mutilated without a good breast reconstruction. Tens of thousands NEEDLESSLY had their implants taken out because plastic surgeons wanted to relieve them of the fear despite scientific proof that their implants were defective or injurious in any way - and plaintiff lawyers made BILLIONS!!!
As a result - to our eternal shame breast implants are the most intensely studied device IN HUMAN HISTORY. More than heart valves, artificial hearts, pacemakers, defibrillators, all joints - everything. There is NO WAY that a breast implant should over shadow an implantable cardiac assist device in the number of articles and research done to assure its safety - but it does.
All of this was caused by the same group of "activist" whose sole purpose, despite protestations otherwise, is to enrich the American lawyers at our collective cost.
This job - they have done extremely well.
As for Botox - I would have no problem giving it to my mother and wife. I have done both in the past.
I would NOT give it a second thought if I were you.
I hope this was helpful.