The parents of a teen who died of botulism claim in Orange County Superior Court it was caused by Allergan of Irvine illegally pushing off-label uses of Botox.Doctors can prescribe drugs for uses beyond what is specified on warning labels, but drug companies cannot by law.
Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thought on
life, sex, politics, and everything else in-between. Today, Tasha weighs
in on OC's breast. Enjoy! Don't Be Tardy to the Boob-Job PartyBy Tasha ReignThe invitation arrived via snail mail last November in a delicate blue env ... More >>
Boxing, singing, stripping, junk selling, bar maiding, pillow fighting and (oxymoron alert) porn and horror acting Nadya Suleman is once again looking beyond the standard route to income--a steady job--to return to a familiar strategy for raising income.That would be crying poor and asking strangers ... More >>
For her 18th birthday, Brittani Niccole got not just one but two gifts from her dad. New boobs. It's just one of the, um, perks, of being the daughter of Newport Beach plastic surgeon Michael Niccole. Yes, Michael performed the procedure, and then went on ABC's 20/20 to reinforce every sad ... More >>
Oh, no they did-n't. The style writers at GQ penned a list of of the 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America. It's filled with stereotypical haterade (and possibly truth?). Our own Newps comes in 29th after other "sartorially-challenged metropolises" including Santa Fe, Vegas an ... More >>
Bob's bitch tits were his claim to fame in Fight Club. Turns out the general public isn't too keen on male chest chub, though. The removal of man boobs is just one of several surgeries performed frequently at CosmetiCare, a local plastic surgery joint that says its seen a roughly 200 pe ... More >>
They give awards to movie stars, schoolteachers and even rodeo ropers, so why not your friendly neighborhood cutter?Why not, indeed. They handed out hardware to plastic surgeons Saturday night in Las Vegas, site of the first Aesthetic Awards.The big winner of the night hailed from Orange County.
An Allergan public relations campaign is being called "sleazy."A PR company working for the Irvine-based pharmaceutical giant is apparently offering journalists $250 to attend an Allergan-sponsored media presentation on Botox, Latisse and Juvederm.
Allergan Inc., which is already rolling in it thanks to remedies such as Botox, Latisse and Natrelle breast implants, aims to roll in even more of it by increasing the fatty pool for its Lap-Band weight-loss devices.The Irvine-based pharmaceutical company wants the government to decrease the mini ... More >>
You are what you watch, says new data published by Ad Age. And if you watch Real Housewives of Orange County, you're probably "very advertiser friendly" (read: a sucker), "pugnacious" and you likely won't step foot into a Buick Lucerne. Brands and products that might resonate with you include App ... More >>
Melissa Chesney, better known as the "Botox Bandit," has been sentenced to five years in state prison for 21 felonies, including burglary, fraud and identity theft. Her most famous scandal took place in March 2009 when she used a fraudulent name, ID and check to purchase more than $3,30 ... More >>
There's some good news and bad news for Allergan, Inc. Bad news: The Irvine-based pharmaceutical company tops the list of Department of Justice fraud settlements in the 2010 fiscal year, having lost $600 million in an October lawsuit that accused them of marketing Botox for "off-label" uses.Good ... More >>
Allergan, Inc.'s misleading marketing cost them big time. A judge this week approved the $600 million fine feds previously announced against the Irvine-based pharmaceutical company whose most popular product is Botox. But don't cry too hard for Allergan: Botox earns the company $1.3 billion in an ... More >>
Two giant drug companies with a heavy presence in Irvine this week suffered separate blows, possibly to their bottom lines.One took a hit from the U.S. government, the other from a new wonder product out of the U.K.As part of a settlement with the Food and Drug Administration, Irvine-based Allerg ... More >>
To gear up local filmgoers for the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which opens Thursday, April 23, and continues through April 30, the Weekly compiled "10 for the Tenth," brief reviews of some of the best festival features, documentaries and shorts we pre-screened for your consumption. We a ... More >>
Whenever they's a wrinkle eating away at vain people, I'll be there.
Whenever they's a cop not doing a double take as a pair of hooters goes
by, I'll be there. . . .. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're in a
gentleman's club an' I'll be in the way trophy wives laugh when they're
gossiping abou ... More >>
Orange County Register: Mickadeit: He peels off a classic on the squabble between Donna Crean's kids over her fate. . . . Did you feel the window-rattling jolt about 9:15 last night? I did. I figured it was a small earthquake, although it was very quick, like a sonic boom. It violently sho ... More >>
I'm not naive--I knew before coming here that Orange County didn't have the best reputation among outsiders (too conservative, not hip enough, not enough to do, etc.). I didn't think it was a big deal; where I come from doesn't exactly have the most street cred, either, and I've really enjoyed my ti ... More >>
Orange County? Postponing implants and Botox?
The New York Times is reporting that in Orange County, "where plastic surgery is a part of [our] culture" (sigh), business is down 30 to 40 percent.
The story chalks it up to both financial constraints and, surprisingly, even a "Botox backlash"--men ... More >>
Our stuck-up neighbor to the north, Los Angeles County, is among America's leading "Judicial Hellholes," which is what the American Tort Reform Association calls finalists on its annual list of the nation's most unfair civil court jurisdictions. But don't gloat too hard, Orange Countians, because we ... More >>
It's a sad fact that Orange County serves as home to numerous shills pretending to be journalists, but we've also been blessed with excellent reporters who've served their time here before graduating to the national and international stage. To name a few: Dexter Filkins, who has won acclaim for his ... More >>
Sure, LA Fashion Week has nothing to do with Orange County, but one show did have an open bar, so OCW's Erin DeWitt and Amanda Parsons headed up to the City of Angeles for some cocktails and criticism.
Plus, Kara Sahn from Project Runway (season one) was there representing Botox (Amanda needs that ... More >>
As the host of KOCE's Inside OC, you nearly have a monopoly when it comes to getting important stories on local television.
I watched a rerun tonight of your recent interview with embattled OC Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss (I'm sick of people emailing me on this. His first name is spel ... More >>
About that balloon: The Register has an update on the Great Park balloon story for y'all. Ready? OK: People are actually riding it. Yep, that's the update. Later! (More balloon photos from the Weekly's trip here.)
While the web editor's away: Kevin Roderick of LA Observed took a much-needed vacatio ... More >>