Judge Tosses Some Accutane IBD Cases

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has dismissed the cases that relied on the testimony of a doctor to prove allegations that taking Roche Holding AG's acne drug Accutane gave them irritable bowel disease.

In an order Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge James S. Moody Jr. dismissed nine cases that relied exclusively on the testimony of Dr. Ronald Fogel, saying that without expert testimony that Accutane can cause the disease, they cannot prove liability in the cases for which he had been...
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