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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Bad News for Boomers: Middle-Aged Acne Common, Especially Among Women

    Oct. 27, 1999 (Atlanta) -- It's usually considered an adolescent problem, but new research finds significant facial acne can persist well into adulthood, especially in women. The study, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, focuses on 749 adults fro

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