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    1. Controversial Acne Drug Could Get Popped (With More Regulation)

      Dec. 4, 2000 (Washington) -- Recent reports suggesting the popular acne drug Accutane (isotretinoin) may trigger depression and suicide have spurred a congressional hearing Tuesday to investigate whether tighter controls need to be placed over the drug. But experts are cautioning that, despite the d

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    2. Don't Suffer: Teen Acne Is a 'Treatable Medical Condition'

      Oct. 25, 2000 -- Very few things can dampen the teen years the way that acne can, but new treatments may reduce the physical and emotional scars that teen acne often causes, according to experts speaking recently at a conference held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The most common skin

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    3. Lawmakers Point to Psychiatric Risks of Acne Drug

      Oct. 5, 2000 (Washington) -- The acne drug Accutane needs tighter safety controls because it may trigger depression and suicide, federal lawmakers said Thursday. Rep. Bart Stupak (D, Mich.) said that the drug's maker, Roche, should pay for independent studies of the medication's psychiatric side eff

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    4. FDA Panel Backs New Restrictions on Popular Acne Drug

      Sep. 18, 2000 (Washington) -- After nearly 20 years on the U.S. market, the popular acne drug Accutane may now face new restrictions on its distribution and use, due mostly to its well-documented ability to cause birth defects. A panel of expert government advisors Monday recommended that the FDA re

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    5. Popular Acne Medication May Face New Marketing Restrictions

      Sept. 15, 2000 (Washington) -- After almost two decades on the U.S. market, a popular treatment for severe acne may face new marketing restrictions, aimed at preventing pregnant women from using the medication and at keeping women who are on the drug from getting pregnant. At public meetings schedul

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    6. Popular Acne Medications Put to the Test

      Aug. 16, 2000 (Nashville) -- If you suffer from acne, you're not alone. In fact, statistics show that 85% of young people -- and many older adults too -- endure the pimples and plugged pores that characterize the distressing skin condition. Many medical treatments are on the market today to help hea

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    7. For Acne Scars, Laser Resurfacing Is Popular, Effective

      May 16, 2000 -- Chemical peels? Dermabrasion? Laser resurfacing? When you begin looking for ways to improve the acne scares on your face, what's the best option for you? Laser resurfacing may hold promise as a new treatment for acne scars, but patients need more information before making a choice, a

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    8. Can the Pill Clear Up Acne?

      It's a common belief that only teenagers suffer from acne, and that once a teen becomes a twenty-something, the embarrassing spots will fade away and leave a clear complexion in their wake. That's not how it worked for Carmen Specter. At the age of 26, both Specter's life and skin remain marred by a

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    9. More Options for Acne Sufferers

      March 16, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Some women deal with the occasional pimple or breakout -- others struggle for years to control acne. While many medications are available to prevent new acne, more than half of women either do not respond to standard treatments or build up a tolerance to frequently

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    10. Pregnancies in Women Taking Accutane Continue, Despite Warnings

      Jan. 20, 2000 (Washington) -- If the results of a new CDC study are any indication, physicians and their patients could do a significantly better job of following the warning labels on prescription drugs. The study was designed to draw attention to the fact that women taking Accutane (isotretinoin),

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