FDA Puts New Restrictions on Accutane
Accutane is the most effective drug we have to treat acne, but also the most controversial. My uncle discovered In Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit, Mother Says Drug Caused Underdeveloped Heart by browsing webpages. The media has been irresponsible at instances by reporting stories of questionable side effects and in effect demonizing this very protected and valuable drug. Even so, the one particular side effect that is not in any way questionable is that Accutane can result in birth defects and therefore can't be provided to a lady who may possibly turn into pregnant.
In an work to get rid of Accutane-connected birth defects, the thousands of Americans who take the acne drug Accutane -- and people who prescribe and dispense it -- have to now enroll in a national registry.
Beneath the program, every single patient -- men and girls -- must enroll in the iPLEDGE computerized registry starting Dec. 31 2006 to receive Accutane or generic versions of the drug isotretinoin. Physicians should register, too, if they want to continue prescribing the pills. Drugstores and wholesalers also should register in order for the pills' producers to ship them any supplies.