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Resource ID: #17702
Subject: Drugs
Source: Baltimore Sun
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Date: 4-Mar

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Acutane has been more commonly known for its ability to cure severe acne. However, Sun reporters investigated the side effect of depression that accompanies this drug and how ultimately in many cases, this depression has lead to suicide. While this has been a "miracle drug" to many people, parents say they would not have allowed their children to use the product if they had known its potential deadly effects. It was only over the last year that legislation and the FDA forced Roche Laboratories to change their package label- warning about depression and suicide. The FDA also "requires patients to sign a consent form before being able to take the drug."

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