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Accutane suicide hearing likely

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House Energy & Commerce/Oversight Subcommittee anticipates holding hearing on possible link between Roche's Accutane (isotretinoin) and suicide this spring. Roche has responded to parts of the committee's request for information related to the science behind the acne drug. Charles Bishop, the 15-year old who allegedly committed suicide by crashing an airplane into a Tampa skyscraper, was prescribed Accutane, Tampa police said. Toxicology reports that will determine if Bishop was taking the drug are expected to be complete in about two weeks...

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