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FDA warns against purchasing Accutane online

Executive Summary

FDA launches a Web site March 28 to warn consumers about the dangers of purchasing the acne medication isotretinoin (Roche's Accutane and generics) online. The agency advises, "Buying this product over the Internet bypasses important procedures to ensure that patients can take this drug safely," and may result in patients receiving counterfeit products. Isotretinoin is legally available only through iPLEDGE, a restricted distribution and risk management system to ensure the drug is not prescribed to pregnant patients. However, implementation of the iPLEDGE program has been plagued with compliance issues (1"The Pink Sheet" Sept. 4, 2006, p.15)...

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