Run, Mascara: Glaucoma Drug Makes Lashes Longer
Maker of Lumigan seeks cosmetic license; some see applications for hair growth
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2008 12:17 PM CDT
"When we understand better how it works, it could be used in the treatment of alopecia and other hair-growth problems," one researcher says.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A drug used to fight glaucoma also doubles eyelash growth, and cosmetics companies are taking notice, the Daily Mail reports. The maker of Lumigan wants a piece of the $3 billion-plus mascara market and plans to apply for a US cosmetic license. “It could be used in the treatment of alopecia and other hair growth problems” too, a researcher says.