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Jury Awards $25 Million to in Man in Accutane Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Accutane lawsuit.

Atlantic City, NJ: A $25 million settlement has been awarded by a jury to 38-year old Andrew McCarrell of Moody, Atlanta, in a lawsuit he brought against Hoffmann-La Roche Inc, the makers of Accutane. McCarrell allegedly took the acne drug when he was in his 20s, and subsequently underwent the removal of his colon. He claims that the pharmaceutical company failed to adequately warn of the drug's side effects.

Accutane was taken off the market in June 2009 by Hoffman La Roche, citing the cost of defending lawsuits and generic competition.

The company plans to appeal the settlement.

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Published on Feb-17-10


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