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9 Facts About Your Acne Drug

Here are nine things you should know about isotretinoin. They can help you gauge whether it is a drug you want to take yourself or have prescribed for your teen to treat severe acne.

5 Worst Drugs that Cause Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is irritating and painful. As an optometrist, I know there are many possible causes, but the medicines you take might be the culprit.  Drugs are a common part of American life, 36% of people between the ages of 18-44 take between one and four medicines daily and…

Appeals court tosses $25M Accutane verdict against Roche

A New Jersey appeals court has reversed a $25.2 million jury verdict against Roche, after a user of the acne medicine Accutane sued the drugmaker and claimed it caused inflammatory bowel disease that led to the loss of his colon. The appeals court ruled the plaintiff, Alabama resident Andrew McCarrell,…

A Short History of Accutane

Accutane, a severe acne medication, has a past deeply scarred by reports, medical studies and lawsuits citing links to serious side effects including death While the intended use of Accutane was to clear the skin of severe acne — and it has been proven to do so — its past…