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    Default FDA Places Restrictions on Accutane

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/accutane_...lyBHNlYwMxNzAx

    Disappointing. Just in regards to the acne aspect, many lives could be bettered by this drug. I think it should be easier to obtain. At least thanks to generics, it's cheaper than it was previously.
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    Lovely... makes me feel like I'm a sex offender having to register. Now, who will have access to this database? What has to be entered? Why do these people get to know so much of my personal information?

    Pisses me off!
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    Default Re: FDA Places Restrictions on Accutane

    Quote Originally Posted by tryingtogetoverit
    Disappointing. Just in regards to the acne aspect, many lives could be bettered by this drug. I think it should be easier to obtain. At least thanks to generics, it's cheaper than it was previously.
    I think they are doing the right thing here. There are a lot of people demanding that it be taken off the shelf altogether. It has helped millions but it has also caused babys to be born with birth defects if the mother is on isotretinoin and many other side effects (althrough a link to suicide is still unproven I believe).

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    I think technically they are doing the right thing, because nobody wants this (birth abnormalities) to happen. Tougher regulations means(hopefully) they will occur less frequently or not at all.
    Obviously the patients aren't complying so the FDA has no choice. Disappointing.
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    You are men... who cares what birth control you're using. It doesn't really apply to you guys.

    Me, on the other hand, I get treated like a leper.
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    Because of this warning, there will be even more ambulance chasing lawyers here in the US. Check it out on google.com , its friggin hard to obtain even now. Luckily, you can get it on the internet for a decent price. Thats where I will be getting it...someday.

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    It's yet another thing that could help, but idiots are being careless so it comes back to those who are in desperate need of it, like me and many others here.

    And I mean idiots as in the stupid women who get pregnant while on it (and I do mean stupid) or the Dr.s who aren't monitoring their patients.
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    There is no way they will ever prevent every single stupid woman from getting pregnant while on Accutane. There are also a lot of doctors who order lab tests and never bother to look at the results. So I predict that it will be banned sooner or later. This is a terrible development, because it probably means they will never make the low-dose Accutane available. And the online places that sell Accutane without a prescription won't be able to get supplies of it since the manufacturers are going to start monitoring pharmacies and wholesalers starting this December.

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    It's already nearly impossible to get. I have to order mine off the Internet. Millions of women get abortions every year because they just don't want to have a child (even though they managed to get pregnant) but the FDA decides to go after those who suffer from debilitating/chronic conditions and try to limit/prevent their access to the one drug that could possibly help them. I bet if Viagra caused birth defects the old geezers wouldn't ban it.

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    Propecia does cause birth defects... but I don't see that flying off the shelves. And I do believe some women use it later in life.
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