Latest Hoffmann-La Roche Stories

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...

Researchers Question Effectiveness Of Tamiflu, Roche Withholds Trial Data
2012-01-18 13:35:57

A group of independent scientists has challenged the manufacturers of the anti-flu treatment Tamiflu to substantiate the treatment´s effectiveness by releasing previously withheld research data. In a recent report released by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration, researchers stated that although Tamiflu does help relieve flu symptoms an average of 21 hours more quickly, it did not appear to reduce spread of the virus or the chances of being hospitalized for flu-related illnesses....

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