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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...

2009-11-17 12:17:13

University of Montreal study reveals danger of certain drugs More than six percent of expectant mothers in Quebec consume prescription drugs that are known to be harmful to their fetuses, according to a Universit© de Montr©al investigation published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Half these women will voluntarily terminate their pregnancy fearing congenital malformations, which means the abortion rate among these women is 11 percent higher than in the rest of...

2009-10-07 07:30:00

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: DND MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX: DND) today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its Phase III safety study of CIP-ISOTRETINOIN, the Company's novel, patented formulation of isotretinoin, which is used in the treatment of severe, nodular acne. The study is randomized, double-blinded trial comparing the safety profile of CIP-ISOTRETINOIN to an FDA-approved, commercially available isotretinoin...

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...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

Dermatologist evaluates the latest laser and light sources approved for treating acne SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the removal of childhood birthmarks to skin rejuvenation, laser technology has become a mainstay in dermatology. Now, dermatologists are fine-tuning this technology to safely and effectively treat one of the most common skin conditions that plagues teenagers and adults alike: acne. Speaking today at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...

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2008-06-24 09:00:00

Blackheads. Pimples. Zits. Most teenagers suffer at least a minor breakout at some point. Some have it worse, with more than a few probably having embarrassing stories ranging from a prom-night blemish to daily hallway name-calling. But acne isn't just a scourge of adolescence. Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond suffer from it. That's according to the American Academy of Dermatology, although it doesn't have statistics about how many -- they're hard to come by, according to an e-mail...

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2008-04-30 07:30:00

According to interviews with 700 Americans, around 23 percent of people reported sharing prescription medications with another person. 27 percent admitted to borrowing prescriptions drugs from someone else. Allergy drugs like Allegra were cited as the most frequently shared among people at 25 percent, followed by pain relievers like Darvoset and OxyContin at 22 percent. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin followed at 21 percent. Mood altering drugs like Paxil, Zoloft, Ritalin and Valium were...

2008-03-25 06:00:00

As prom season looms, here's some advice from Dr. Jason Green, a dermatologist, on treating and preventing acne. 1) Hormones, stress: "No one's too old to have acne," Green says. "It's not restricted to puberty." Factors that can aggravate acne include an increase in male hormones in males and females, menstruation, emotional stress, hair products and oil and grease from cosmetics. Vigorous face-washing can also make acne worse, as well as astringents, which strip skin of natural...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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