The meeting took place on 17th May. The background is that because of the small numbers of suicides alleged to be related to accutane/roaccutane and the possibility of depression, the RAG is trying to have this done.
There are very serious issues here: the opportunity for an acne sufferer to
have the drug of his or her choice. And the freedom of your doctor to prescribe
the medication he/she believes is right for the patient.
All medical procedures carry a risk, and even if the link between Roacc and suicide is proven, WHICH IT IS NOT, then there are still issues about whether patients would want to take the risk. If the RAG succeed then Roaccutane will not be allowed to be prescribed in the UK
If you have strong feelings about this particularly if you disagree
with the idea that Roaccutane should be banned you should contact The Medicines
Control Agency ASAP!!!!!!!!!
Roaccutane Action Group website:
Proceedings of the 17th May meeting
If you have strong feelings about this particularly if you disagree with the idea that Roaccutane should be banned you should contact The Medicines Control Agency ASAP!!!!!!!!!
Medicines Control Agency
1 Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5NQ
Tel: +44 (0)20-7273 0000 (weekdays 0900 -1700)
Tel: +44 (0)20-7210 3000 (other times)
Fax: +44 (0)20-7273 0353
Other avenues to pursue are:
Write to your MP
Write to Roche, the makers of Accutane/Roaccutane to express your support.
Roche Products Ltd
40 Broadwater Road
Welwyn Garden City
Tel: 01707 366000
Fax: 01707 338 297
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