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2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

On Jan. 18th 2012, the Honorable Judge Carol E. Higbee ordered an extended deadline for the sixth wave of core discovery for the Accutane lawsuit mass tort in New Jersey. Over 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in less than three years, since Accutane was pulled off the US market. Accutane is a popular acne medication specifically made to treat people who have extreme cases of acne. The lawsuits allege that Hoffman-LaRoche, the company manufacturing Accutane, failed to warn patients on the severe...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

The online Canadian pharmacy Big Mountain Drugs is offering teens struggling with both acne and the high price of acne medications a bargain on popular prescription acne treatments. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Most (approximately 85%) of teens develop some sort of acne. The teen age years are a time when our personalities and self concept are developing, and acceptance from our peers is vitally important to us. Taunts like "pizza face" are hurtful at any age, but can be...

2011-04-08 21:47:00

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman LLP, a nationally recognized law firm today praised a jury's verdict that ordered pharmaceutical company Roche (ROG:VX) to pay $2 million to a woman who suffered serious gastrointestinal damage caused by the drug Accutane, while denying similar claims of actor James Marshall and another plaintiff. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080317/AQM144LOGO) Accutane, along with its active ingredient, isotretinoin, was...

2011-02-23 00:00:43

Findings published in the journal Nature suggest that an imbalance of compounds that regulate the immune system might be an underlying cause of food allergies, and that vitamin A and retinoic acid"”a by-product of vitamin A used in acne treatments including Accutane"”can exacerbate the problem, according to a Reuters story. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Those who have high levels of an immune system compound called Interleukin-15 might be "primed to develop celiac...

2010-02-17 12:01:00

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In another major courtroom verdict linking powerful acne medication Accutane with long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a nine-person New Jersey jury has found that pharmaceutical maker Hoffman-La Roche Inc. failed to provide an adequate warning of the possible condition to Andrew McCarrell's prescribing physician, which then led to his development of chronic IBD. Mr. McCarrell, who was 23 at the time he took Accutane, developed a severe...

2009-07-15 08:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Holding AG, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, recently announced the withdrawal of its Accutane acne medicine from the US Market. The decision was largely driven by falling market share, the product reaching the end of its life cycle, and the high cost of personal injury lawsuits. (i) "While the withdrawal of Accutane comes on the heels of much public scrutiny, the bottom line is that physicians and patients need a viable...

2009-06-26 15:32:00

TRENTON, N.J., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcus Rayner, executive director of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, a statewide, bipartisan group of individuals, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the state's civil justice system and advocating for legal reform in the legislature and in the courts, today issued the following statement in reaction to Roche's announcement that the company will immediately discontinue Accutane(R), a treatment for severe acne: "Thanks to an...

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2009-06-26 14:28:34

Roche Holding AG announced on Friday that it is no longer selling its acne drug Accutane amid slowing sales due to the move towards generic alternatives. "As always when you have generics around your market share drops," Roche spokeswoman Martina Rupp told Reuters. "This was an economical decision driven by falling market share," she said. Indeed, Accutane's market share had declined to around 4 to 5 percent. Generics of the potent drug have been available since 2002 and now dominate the...

2006-08-21 16:25:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A well-known acne drug may increase cholesterol and other fat levels more than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The drug isotretinoin, sold as Roche AG's Accutane as well as a generic, raised levels of triglyceride fats in about 44 percent of patients with previously normal levels, the University of California San Francisco analysis found. Total cholesterol levels were higher for 31 percent of patients. Previously, clinical trials of...


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