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2006-02-10 15:56:16

By Lisa Richwine GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - A plan to prevent birth defects from a widely used acne drug is placing heavy burdens on doctors, patients and pharmacists and should be halted until flaws can be fixed, doctors said on Friday.

2006-02-10 15:55:00

A plan to prevent birth defects from a widely used acne drug is placing heavy burdens on doctors, patients and pharmacists and should be halted until flaws can be fixed, doctors said on Friday.

2005-10-14 13:54:31

Isotretinoin (also known as Accutane) is a drug used to treat severe acne, but it can cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Because of these risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Roche Pharmaceuticals (Accutane's manufacturer) developed a voluntary pregnancy prevention program (PPP) in 1988 to try and prevent conception in women taking the drug. This program was replaced in the U.S. in 2002 with the System to Manage Accutane Related Teratogenicity (SMART), a program...

2005-08-12 15:45:42

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients and doctors must register with manufacturers and promise to comply with tight restrictions on Roche Holding AG's acne drug Accutane and generic versions, U.S. officials said on Friday.

2005-08-12 10:07:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients and doctors must register with manufacturers before using or prescribing Roche Holding AG's acne drug Accutane or its generic versions, U.S. regulators said on Friday.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.