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Accutane and Acne

In 1982 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Accutane.  Most dermatologists prescribed Accutane to severe, cystic acne after topical and antibiotic treatments proved unsuccessful for the patient.  Eighty-five percent of patients experienced a marked improvement in their acne symptoms with one course of treatment lasting between 3-5 months.  As with any medication, there are […]