Roche Wins Judgment In Accutane Suicide Case

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- After determining that the drug company provided adequate warning of suicide risk, a federal judge has ruled in favor of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in a wrongful death suit brought by family members of an Accutane user who killed himself.

Judge James S. Moody Jr. on Friday issued the final judgment for Roche — maker of the acne medication — in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, following an order filed Thursday approving Roche’s request for summary judgment.

In Thursday’s order, Judge Moody...
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