Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Roche Pulls Accutane Off the Market

Roche notified the FDA today that it was pulling Acctane (an acne medicine) off the market.  The company faces at least $33 million damage award from jury trials and faces around 5,000 personal injury claims.  Michael Hook (an FSU grad who graciously spoke to my complex litigation class this past spring about the litigation) won a $10.5 million claim against Roche in April of 2008 is quoted as saying, "We've been winning the cases with the drug still on the market, but this move certainly isn't going to hurt us going forward."  Roche has already taken Accutane off the market in roughly 11 other countries.  For more information, here's a link to Bloomberg's report and to the Associated Press article.  


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I AM A SUCCESS STORY OF ACCUTANE AND I FEEL THAT IT IS A TRAVESTY TO TAKE SUCH A WONDERFUL MEDICATION OFF THE MARKET THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE! PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO STRUGGLE WITH ACNE UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN IN MY SHOES WHEN EVERYTHING A DERMATOLOGISTS GIVES YOU AND IT DOESN'T WORK! I WAS FINE MENTALLY FROM THIS MEDICATION AND THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS THAT I HAD A COUPLE OF BLOODY NOSES THAT NEEDED TO BE TREATED BY A PHYSICIAN, BUT ALL IN ALL I HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH THIS MEDICATION! SHAME ON YOU FOR TAKING IT OFF THE MARKET!

Posted by: amanda | Nov 10, 2009 4:23:33 PM

The drug has ruined my child's life. He now suffers from IBS. He is miserable. Yes it did clear up his face, but what a price to pay. If I had known this was possible I would not have let him take it.

Posted by: Melinda | Dec 16, 2009 11:31:40 AM

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