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More than 500 lawsuits against acne drug maker are dismissed

New Jersey's Supreme Court has dismissed more than 500 pending lawsuits against the maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal condition

Reported by: AP [ Published on: October 03, 2018 23:30 IST ]
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has dismissed more than 500 lawsuits against the maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal disease.

The court ruled Wednesday that Hoffmann-LaRoche's warning labels for its Accutane treatment were adequate.

Plaintiffs have contended the warnings should have said Accutane "causes," rather than "is associated with," inflammatory bowel disease.

A trial court had dismissed the suits in 2015, but an appeals court had reinstated most of them.

The Supreme Court also ruled the 532 product-liability claims from patients in multiple states were properly consolidated in New Jersey, where Hoffmann-LaRoche has its principal place of business.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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