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Acne Medicine 'Accutane' Causing Birth Defects, Depression, Suicides

14 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Feb 01, 2005, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Accutane, a medicine for acne, is causing birth defects, depression and suicides, allege researchers. Dr. David Graham, associate director of the FDA's office of drug safety, named Accutane as one of the drugs he says should be restricted or withdrawn from the market, according to this article in the Washington Post.
Accutane, a medicine for acne, is causing birth defects, depression and suicides, allege researchers. Dr. David Graham, associate director of the FDA's office of drug safety, named Accutane as one of the drugs he says should be restricted or withdrawn from the market, according to this article in the Washington Post. In a Tampa, Florida legal case against Hoffmann LaRoche, a host of documents on Accutane's effects has been produced by the drug maker. Unfortunately, federal judge James Moody ruled that documents filed in the case could not be "passed on" to others who have similar legal cases pending. The drug has caused scores of birth defects, which are acknowledged...
http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2005/01/31/acne_medicine_accutane_causing_birth_defects_depression_suicides.htm

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