FDA Seizes "Cosmetic" Eyelash Product

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By Admin on November 21, 2007 8:00 AM

Over $2 million worth of "Age Intervention Eyelash" applicator tubes have been ordered seized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), because use of the product may cause decreased vision in persons already using a particular prescription medication. The Age Intervention Eyelash product contains an active ingredient that is also used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye (called "intraocular pressure"), and people who use the product while taking medication for elevated intraocular pressure may suffer damage to the optic nerve, possibly leading to decreased vision, and even blindness. The Age Intervention Eyelash product is sold and distributed by Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., of San Jose, Calif. According to an FDA Press Release, "FDA considers Age Intervention Eyelash to be an unapproved and misbranded drug because Jan Marini Skin Research has promoted the product to increase eyelash growth." Consumers, beauticians, and dermatologists should discard any unused Age Intervention Eyelash products.