Magazine editors everywhere reacted in alarm when Dr. Leslie Baumann received a slap on the wrist from the FDA for touting Dyslex, an anti wrinkle drug that still hadn’t received approval.
Baumann, a well known dermatologist, was one of the media’s favorite sources for breaking news on cutting-edge, face-saving technology. Would her reprimand make the medical community overly-cautious about sharing hot scoops with the media in the future?
“The data shows that it may last longer and kick in faster than Botox,” she announced in 2007 magazines such as Allure and Elle and then in 2009 during an appearance on the “Today” show.
According to Vitals.com, Dr. Baumann received her medical degree at Baylor College and completed her residency at Texas Children’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
She is not the first cosmetic doctor to have prematurely spilled the beans, although it seems that that Baumann is the first medical researcher to be individually singled out by the FDA. Under the Obama administration, this agency is putting a permanent wrinkle on drug advertising everywhere.