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Old 05-03-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
Lani
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Exclamation WARNING--Side effects of Latisse (non-prescription eyelash growth promoting drug)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/health/02latisse.html
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: WARNING--Side effects of Latisse (non-prescription eyelash growth promoting drug)

Thanks, Lani. I've been skeptical of this drug for a while. If it is cell growth promoting, perhaps it might not be the best thing for those of us with cancer. Why on earth would we want to stimulate cell growth?
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