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Accutane Trial To Feature Testimony of Martin Sheen

February 22, 2011—Jury selection began today in a trial against Roche Pharmaceuticals on behalf of three people who allege injuries as a result of taking the drug. James Marshall, Gillian Gaghan and Kelly Andrews each state that they suffered serious side effects from Accutane, including severe bowel problems.

Marshall, an actor who appeared in A Few Good Men as a young marine charged with murder, states he took Accutane to clear up his skin, but the side effects were so bad that doctors were forced to remove his colon. Marshall alleges that his health problems harmed his acting career. The trial will feature testimony from several actors who knew Marshall, including Martin Sheen and Brian Dennehy.

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Accutane Victim Awarded $25 Million

February 16, 2010—Andrew McCarrell was in his twenties when he was prescribed Accutane for treatment of acne. Shortly after he started taking the drug, he was diagnosed with a severe case of inflammatory bowel disease. The condition resulted in five surgeries and his doctors were forced to remove his colon.

McCarrell filed a lawsuit against Roche Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Accutane, alleging that it was negligent and failed to warn of serious side effects, including inflammatory bowel disease. A jury in New Jersey agreed, awarding McCarrell more than $25 million in damages for his injuries. In doing so, the jury found that Roche Pharmeceuticals failed to warn patients and doctors of the risks and side effects of Accutane.

Unfortunately, McCarrell's experience is common of Accutane patients. Roche Pharmaceuticals is facing more than one thousand lawsuits brought by former users of the acne drug, each with injuries they attribute to their use of Accutane.

Several lawsuits have gone to trial, and in each the jury returned a verdict in favor of the injured person and awarding damages against Roche Pharmaceuticals. In total, juries have awarded more than $56 million to people harmed by Accutane.

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Accutane Recall

June 26, 2009—Roche Pharmaceuticals announced it was suspending sales of Accutane following several substantial verdicts awarded to individuals harmed by the drug. Although the company did not classify the step as a recall, it amounted to an acknowledgement that the drug was unsafe.

More than 16 million people worldwide have used Accutane, most for the treatment of acne. Roche Pharmaceuticals is facing more than one thousand lawsuits brought by people claiming injuries from Accutane. Accutane is associated with serious gastrointestinal conditions, including:

Although Accutane is no longer available in the United States, generic versions including Claravis, Sotret and Amnesteem are still sold.

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Accutane Trial Begins in New Jersey
Jonathan V. O'Steen • February 22, 2011
 
Jury selection began today in a trial against Roche Pharmaceuticals on behalf of three people who allege injuries as a result of taking the drug. James Marshall, Gillian Gaghan and Kelly Andrews each state that they suffered serious side effects from Accutane, including severe bowel problems.

Accutane News

Martin Sheen Heads to Court in Accutane Trial • Examiner.com • August 3, 2010

Accutane Linked to Severe Skin Reactions • CBC News • February 16, 2010

New Study May Deal Final Blow to Acne Drug Accutane • Los Angeles Times • November 7, 2009

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