As a common phase of growing up, teenagers often suffer with various forms of acne on their body and face. They will try anything to make it going away, and they find no comfort in their parents telling them about every other teen having it too, they just want it to disappear. Unfortunately, many teens and even adults suffer with severe cystic acne, and no topical cream or simple medication will end their suffering.
Due to these serious acne cases, the pharmaceutical company decided to start using a drug called Accutane which was created originally for different forms of cancer, and then was chosen as a treatment to decrease the skins production of oil and therefore stopping the acne after a few months. According to the
Public Medical Health, Accutane has a high number of serious side effects, and if taken by women who are pregnant it may lead to the severe illness or death of the child.
With so many side effects and illnesses, the drug manufacture, Ruche, decided to take the drug off of the market in 2009. One of the most common side effects of this drug was inflammatory bowel disease, and there were so many people affected by it a class action law suit was then filed against the company. Unfortunately, physical illness isn’t the only common problem with this drug. Psychological problems are also being linked with the usage of this drug. For example, suicidal tendencies, and severe depression are appearing to be more commonly linked with usage of this drug.
Have you or someone you know ever used this prescription as a means to fight of cystic acne? Are you suffering from one or more of the side effects because of your time spent on the medication? Don’t wait any longer to take action against the company that has caused you or a loved one health issues. Contact Pacific Attorney Group today for a personal injury attorney who can help you with this process!