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October 16, 2005

Accutane Use and Pregnancy

Julia Robertson is coordinator of the Birth Defects and Genetics Program at the Utah Department of Health in Salt Lake City, and lead author of the study that followed 34 women who became pregnant while using isotretinoin, sold commonly as Accutane. Her review found that manufacturer-recommended guidelines were often not followed, putting pregnant women at risk for babies with severe birth defects as well as doubling their risk for premature delivery. (

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