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Jury Rejects Claim That Accutane Caused Oklahoma Woman's Depression

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -A federal jury inOklahoma has unanimously found that the acne drug Accutane did not cause a woman to suffer from bouts of depression. Gray v. Hoffman-La-Roche, Inc., et al., 01cv493 (E.D. Okla.)

The April 11 verdict, believed to be the first over a case involving the controversial acne treatment, came days before the mother of Charles Bishop, the 15-year old who crashed a Cessna aircraft into a Tampa skyscraper, filed a wrongful death suit against Hoffman-La Roche claiming it caused her son to lose touch with reality and commit suicide.

Carla Gray of Ada, Okla., never suffered ...

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