Glass vial of 'BoTox', Ireland, 1998

Made:
1998 in High Wycombe and Westport
maker:
Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
supplier:
Allergan Limited

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A vial of botulism toxin, marketed as BoTox, made by Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Allergan Botox Ltd), Westport, Ireland and supplied by Allergan Limited, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, 1998. The toxin is used therapeutically for muscle contraction disorders such as writer's cramp. It is also alleged to have anti-wrinkle properties for use in cosmetic surgery.

A vial of botulism toxin, marketed as BoTox, made by Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Westport, Ireland, in 1998. The toxin is used therapeutically for muscle contraction disorders such as writer's cramp. It is also alleged to have anti-wrinkle properties for use in cosmetic surgery.

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Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
2000-877 Pt1
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified)
type:
botulism toxin
credit:
Allergan Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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