2.6 Million Verdict in Accutane Bowel Disease Suit

May 30, 2007

International Herald Tribune

Pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. was hit Tuesday with a $2.6 million (€1.9 million) jury verdict over Accutane, the first such verdict in a case blaming the severe acne treatment for inflammatory bowel disorder rather than other, more well-known side effects, lawyers say.

A six-woman, four-man jury in Atlantic City awarded compensatory damages to a Moody, Alabama, man, but did not assess punitive damages against the Nutley, New Jersey-based drugmake

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