you say tomato, I say tomahto; you say botox, I say botulinum toxin type A

Botox, yo

A doctor in Las Vegas has been arrested for injecting into the faces of his unsuspecting patients a derivative of the deadly botulism toxin.

He has admitted injecting the patients, who came for Botox treatments, with paralyzing shots of botulinum toxin type A instead of the Botox for which they had paid. Sounds like a pretty open-and-shut case, eh?

Except for one thing: Botox is botulinum toxin type A.

It’s just the trademarked version, the brand name version. It is the same exact substance.

So what this case comes down to is, they paid for the paralytic facial neurotoxin version of Louis Vuitton and instead got the paralytic facial neurotoxin Louis Vutton. How embarrassing, to have a knockoff face!

I cynically predict it will not go to court when the patients realize their names will be part of the public record. Charges dropped in exchange for free treatments, you’ll see. Hey, counterfeit youth is addictive, as John Wyndham knew.

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7 thoughts on “you say tomato, I say tomahto; you say botox, I say botulinum toxin type A

  1. Yep, and the superficial rich are all about the brand names.

    It looks like what he used was of good quality, fit for human “consumption”. It’s simply a branding issue. I find it hilarious that Botox and Lasix have both come out of Vancouver, the most superficial city in Canada. And I say that as a proud Vancouverite.

  2. Pingback: The Cool Tomato » Blog Archive » Tomato - Open Question: I have a lot of tomato's on, has anyone heard of cutting back on water to make them ripen?

  3. i’m a bacterlogist with cdc and its the most deadly toxin
    and the results are deadly even after death when the body is deteriorated after 10 years .

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