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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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