Accutane® has been linked to Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Accutane® is Pulled off the Market in the US
Hoffman-La Roche ordered to pay a total of $18 million in damages
On June 29, 2012, Hoffman-La Roche was ordered to pay a total of $18 million in damages to two former users of its acne drug Accutane. Jurors in a New Jersey state court found that Roche failed to properly warn the plaintiffs of side effects More...
Jury Awards $2 Million in Damages to Plaintiff in Accutane® Case
On April 8, 2011, a New Jersey jury ordered the manufacturer of Accutane®, Hoffman-La Roche, to pay plaintiff Gillian Gaghan $2 million dollars for injuries caused by her use of the acne drug. More...
$25 Million Verdict Awarded to Former Accutane® User
In yet another major verdict against the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche, Free Accutane® Case Evaluation a New Jersey jury unanimously ordered the company to pay $25.16 million in damages to a former user of its Accutane® drug, Andrew McCarrell, who alleged the acne medicine caused his inflammatory bowel disease. More...
New Jersey Jury Awards $12.9 Million to Three Patients Whose Use of Accutane® Found to Cause Severe Bowel Illness
In another major courtroom verdict linking powerful acne medication Accutane® with long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an eight-person jury in Atlantic City has found that pharmaceutical maker Hoffman-La Roche failed to provide adequate warning of the possible condition to three patients who began taking the drug as teenagers and shortly thereafter developed severe forms of IBD. More...
New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Accutane Lawsuit
The court affirmed that a suit brought against the makers of Accutane in 2005 by a woman who claimed the drug caused her to develop ulcerative colitis is not time-barred and the statute of limitations did not prevent her from filing a claim against the manufacturer of the drug. The judgment in favor of the Plaintiff, Kamie Kendall, was affirmed, and the Supreme Court of N.J. ruled that if the warnings are presumed sufficient to place an adult consumer on reasonable notice of a drug’s risks, they bear on what the consumer reasonably should have known about potential side effects.
What is Accutane® ?
Accutane® (also known as isotretinoin) is prescribed by dermatologists as a last resort for people with severe, disfiguring acne. Accutane® is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Accutane® is manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals. Accutane® is also marketd under the names RoAccutane®, Amnesteem®, Clarvis®, and Soret®.
Its known side effects include increased sensitivity to sunlight and birth defects. Accutane® has been linked to Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Inflamatory Bowel Disease.
On June 26, 2009 Roche Holding AG, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, is pulling its Accutane® acne medicine from the U.S. market after juries awarded at least $33 million in damages to users who blamed the drug for bowel disease.
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