International pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-LaRoche discontinued the manufacture and distribution of its premier acne medication in June of 2009, Accutane (also known as Isotretinoin). This happened amid reports that the drug is linked to a number of serious and incurable diseases, including Crohn’s Disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Please contact us by calling 816-931-2230 if you or a loved one is suffering from the side-effects of Accutane.
Accutane has been produced by various pharmaceutical companies under a variety of names since 1982. Primarily prescribed to treat severe acne, it was originally produced by Hoffman-LaRoche. When the patent expired, a number of generic versions were introduced onto the market under a variety of names. According to Hoffman-LaRoche, approximately 13 million people were treated with the drug between 1982 and 2009.
However, Accutane was taken off the market by Hoffman-LaRoche in the summer of 2009 after a number of studies alleging that the drug was tied to the development of a number of incurable inflammatory diseases, such as:
If you or someone you love has experienced these or other health problems stemming from the use of Accutane or one of its generic versions, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation.