As we know, drug makers are often accused of playing down harmful side effects in marketing their drugs for the highest profits. Nearly 500 individuals have joined a lawsuit against drug maker Hoffman-La Roche Inc for the acne drug Accutane. The trial started last week and the issue involves whether the company downplayed the risk that the medication could cause serious gastrointestinal diseases. The pharmaceutical giant flatly denies the allegations and states that there is no reliable evidence linking Accutane to causing inflammatory bowel disease.
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