Judge Issues Blow To Accutane Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a potentially crippling move, a judge has thrown out the expert testimony of a doctor for the plaintiffs in the multidistrict products liability litigation over Accutane, a development that may lead to the dismissal of all cases alleging that Roche Holding AG's acne drug causes irritable bowel syndrome.

In a decision issued Friday, Judge James S. Moody Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida gave the plaintiffs' attorneys 20 days to tell him why all the cases alleging the drug...
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