Accutane tied to IBD

dollarsignA New Jersey jury recently awarded three plaintiffs a total of $12.9 million dollars over allegations that the acne drug Accutane caused them to contract IBD. Roche, the maker of the drug originally advised doctors of a possible association between Accutane and IBD in 1984. During the course of the trail it was uncovered that subsequent data demonstrating that Accutane was actually inducing IBD was known by Roche, but they did not communicate this elevated risk to patients or doctors.

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