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2012-10-09 04:04:00

According to court documents, on June 1st, 2012, the lawsuit of Andrew Boatright v Hoffman-La Roche was removed by the defendants to federal court (case no. 2:2012cv03115, Pennsylvania Eastern District Court). Plaintiff claims he was diagnosed with Crohn´s disease after taking Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication, was introduced in 1982 and in 2009 as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing the drug was pulled from the US market. Now,...

Common Human Viruses Could Lead To Acne Cure
2012-09-25 10:45:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is a common human skin disease that affects hundreds of millions of people every year. It is also the bane of teenagers, causing insecurity and disrupting social life for many. But there may be new hope for pimple poppers everywhere. A new study suggests viruses could be used to treat acne, and effectively kill acne-causing bacteria. By utilizing a harmless virus that lives on the skin, scientists...

2012-09-06 23:00:43

According to court documents, on May 21st, 2012, California woman Hannah R. Scroggins filed a lawsuit in California Northern District Court (case no. 3:2012cv02615) alleging she suffered serious, including inflammatory bowel disease, after taking Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication, was introduced in 1982 and in 2009 as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing the drug was pulled from the US market. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on...

2012-08-09 23:00:52

As Bloomberg reported on June 30th 2012, a New Jersey jury ruled that Hoffman-LaRoche must pay $18 million in damages to two former Accutane users, Kathleen Rossitto and Riley Wilkinson (case no. ATL-l-7481-10-MT and ATL-L-1311-08-MT). Accutane (isotretinoin), manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., is a popular acne medication introduced in 1982. In 2009, as the number of lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche kept increasing, Accutane was pulled from the US market. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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