Monday, January 10, 2011

A Problem Drug

As a budding dermatologist, I am in constant search for treatment for common skin diseases that more or less causes psychological distress to patients.  An example of this is in treating acne vulgaris. A chronic skin disease that more often affects teenagers but in reality does not choose any age nor gender. The most besetting amongst all the different type of acne is the cystic type, one that forms big nodules filled with pus that often deforms one’s face. A treatment discovered for this disease is Accutane. A vitamin A derivative that works as an immunomodulator decreasing the capacity of the epidermis to multiply. This drug however is but a problem. In fact quite a number of Accutane lawsuit populates US courts these days.  The law firm of O’Hanlon, McCollum & Demerath have won numerous Accutane cases.

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