New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Patients Whose Use of Roche Acne Medication Accutane Found to Cause Severe Bowel Illness
Three Florida residents took Accutane
as teens, developed inflammatory bowel disease; Plaintiffs represented jointly by law firms Hook Bolton; Seeger Weiss; and Beggs & Lane
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In another major courtroom verdict linking powerful acne medicati...
FDA Imposes New Restrictions On Roche's Accutane
Women taking Roche Inc's popular acne treatment Accutane
(isotretinoin) will soon have to submit to new restrictions aimed at preventing unwanted pregnancies while on the drug. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it has approved significant changes to the drugmaker's pregnancy preve...
Web Page to Warn Against Online Purchase of Isotretinoin
...t if used improperly, the drug causes birth defects and severe mental health problems.
The FDA warning page appears in online search results for accutane
(isotretinoin) or its other generic versions(Amnesteem, Claravis, or Sotret) FDA advises that this drug be taken only under the direction of a physici...
Acne Drug Found To Cause More Harm than Good
...medication for the treatment.
Isotretinoin, which is commonly sold as accutane
in the US and as Roaccutane in UK, and other such similar brand names, is k...s been reported that in the patient care info that is usually provided with accutane
does specify that 25% of patients are known to experience raised triglyceri...
Birth Defects Caused By Acne Medication Can Be Minimized By Voluntary Pregnancy Prevention
...evention program (PPP) in 1988 to try and prevent conception in women taking the drug.
It was soon placed by the SMART program (System to Manage accutane
Related Teratogenicity) that placed more emphasis on pregnancy testing and contraception. The FDA launched a new plan called the iPLEDGE with stricter...
Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment
...lation of toxins in the eyes. Gabriel Travis, M.D., suggested that the similarity of the mouse model with humans with Stargardt's makes it likely that accutane
will suppress lipofuscin from accumulating in Stargardt's patients.
Ranbaxy Labs' Entry Into Anti-Acne Market
... patent for the active ingredient and markets it under the brand, Accutane. accutane
is used in the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne. One other lar...atent for isotretinoin will expire in February 2002. The worldwide sales of accutane
are about $757 million and are growing at about 8% - 10% .
The US FDA ...
Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts
...t the teen, Charles J. Bishop, was actually taking accutane
at the time of his death. Blood tests should revea...des since 1983. The FDA also had reports of 110 US accutane
users hospitalized for depression and thoughts of ...de attempts."
While the relationship between accutane
and depression remains unproven, the FDA strengthe...