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Drugs, chemicals, radiation & herbal products in pregnancy

Panel seeks more action on Accutane

MD says better program could protect unborn babies of women on drug

Canada is not adequately protecting unborn babies from the dangers of Accutane.

So ruled a Scientific Advisory Panel on Isotretinoin set up by Health Canada, which recommended this country beef up its risk management programs for the teratogenic acne drug. But it rejected the idea of establishing a registry for users and prescribers of isotretinoin like the one in the U.S.

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