Litigation against Accutane/Isotretinoin manufacturers in the UK

Dubbya_B

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Members of the “parents of PAS patients” activist group in the UK, including Derek Jones (who made the “Dying for Clear Skin” documentary after losing his son to PAS), are reaching out to solicitors regarding legal action against RoAccutane/Isotretinoin manufacturers for failure to warn patients and physicians of possible permanent/persistent damage to sexual and reproductive health.

They are looking for PAS patients interested in seeking compensation to come forward for the sake of garnering a sufficient number to proceed.

Ideally, this will develop into criminal charges of negligence on the grounds that manufacturers have been fully aware of reports of these types of side effects for some time. It amounts to chemically castrating children against their will.

If you are a UK PAS patient and ever want to see compensation for the harm this drug has caused you, this will be a chance to gain the momentum needed to make it happen.

If interested, please send me a PM containing an email address from which you will be put into contact with the activist group.

As with all legal matters, please tread carefully.
 

Dubbya_B

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Nothing as of yet. Unfortunately, there is not enough activism among members of the PAS community in the US to spark such interest. In addition, there are special legal protections granted to generic manufacturers according to the US Supreme Court, allowing them to escape responsibility so long as they follow name-brand manufacturers in updating side effect lists. This may not apply though due to no marketing of name-brand Accutane in the US currently, while Roche lists sexual side effects in other countries.