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Accutane to be pulled of US market
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Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:17 pm      Reply with quote
Wow, I hope it is just for the accutane brand and not all isotretinoin. This stuff was a miracle for me.




Accutane exits the acne market
Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2009

After multiple verdicts awarding millions of dollars in damages to sickened patients, Roche is pulling its controversial acne drug Accutane from the U.S. market.

Prescribed for severe acne, often as a last resort, Accutane received FDA approval in 1982. Over the years, it gained a reputation as a high-risk medication with potential side effects such as birth defects, depression and suicide. Most of the lawsuits involved patients who reportedly developed inflammatory bowel disease as a result of Accutane use, their cases underpinned by claims that they were not sufficiently warned of the risk.

Roche, however, says their decision to discontinue American Accutane sales had nothing to do with health hazards.

"Roche stands behind the safety of Accutane and the rigorous risk-management program Roche developed over decades of cooperation with the FDA," a spokesperson said in a statement. Instead, they point to the financial impact of generic competition as the key factor.

Accutane had already been pulled from the market in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Spain.
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Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:37 pm      Reply with quote
Coconut,
I agree with you completely! After suffering with cystic acne into my 20's, Accutane was a life-saver for me as well! It completely cleared my acne and to this day, I only have very minor breakouts -- one or two blemishes which I attribute to hormones.

I realize this is a very potent yet highly effective medication used to treat the most severe forms of acne.

I also hope other brands of isotretinoin will still be available to the U.S. market.

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Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:19 pm      Reply with quote
I heard the generics will stay. It's just the name brand Accutane that is being pulled. They're probably not making money off of it anymore, what with the lawsuits and the patent running out.

I would give the world for a tiny dose of Accutane. I can't believe how opposed every doctor I've seen is to me trying 10 or even 5 (!) mg. They act like I'm asking for plutonium or something. All I want is an end to the pimples I've had for 19 years, but I don't see it ever happening, simply because I have depression and anxiety and no one wants to touch me with a 10 ft. pole.

Anyway, I think you guys are safe and will be able to have access to the generics, at least from everything I've read.
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