Roche Expects IBD Suits' Dismissal In Accutane MDL

Law360, New York (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After 15-year old Charles Bishop stole a plane and fatally crashed it into an office building in Tampa in 2002, his mother and grandmother sued Hoffman-La Roche Inc., claiming that the acne treatment Accutane had caused Charles' transformation from a patriotic honor student to a psychotic who believed he was an agent of Osama Bin Laden.

Allegations that Accutane leads to severe psychiatric problems like depression and suicide account for one segment of the multidistrict litigation over Accutane before U.S. District Judge James S. Moody in...
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