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Bloomberg: Roche Loses $12.9 Million Three-Case Accutane Verdict

Nov 20, 2009

Bloomberg, November 2008

Roche Holding AG must pay $12.9 million to plaintiffs who blamed the Accutane acne medicine for their inflammatory bowel disease, a New Jersey jury ruled, handing the company its fourth trial loss in the case. …

“The message from the jury was that Accutane causes inflammatory bowel disease and Roche improperly warned physicians,” Stephen Bolton, a plaintiffs' lawyer, said in an interview. “This verdict should send a strong message to Roche to seriously consider the allegations in these lawsuits.”

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