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National Accutane Registry Begins Taking Names

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By Admin on January 03, 2006 8:31 AM

A national registry of Accutane users began accepting names on December 30, 2005. The iPLEDGE program, intended to keep track of persons currently using the anti-acne drug, requires health care providers and pharmacists to identify all patients who have been prescribed and/or sold Accutane, or any generic version of the drug (isotretinoin). The goal of the registry is to reduce the incidence of pregnancy-related harm caused by the drug, including birth defects and birth injuries.

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