4 Oct 2019

Acne drug ‘linked to at least 14 deaths’ this year

Health and Social Care Editor

A powerful drug presribed for acne is being linked to at least 14 deaths this year – mainly from suicide. Manufactured under the names Roaccutane and Accutane, the drug is often credited with yielding miraculous results.

Yet the medicines regulator has now reopened an inquiry after being contacted by patients, including young men who claim to have been left impotent and families whose children have killed themselves.