November 20, 2008
Roche was ordered to pay $12,895,500 to three plaintiffs claiming the drugmaker's acne medication, Accutane, caused inflammatory bowel disease that resulted in permanent injuries. The case was heard in a New Jersey Superior Court, and then transferred to an Accutane mass tort case in New Jersey's Atlantic County.
WellDoc Communications (a technology solutions company focused on chronic disease management) and dLife (a diabetes multimedia network) have announced a partnership. The partnership combines WellDoc's web- and moble-based diabetes management tools with dLife's online patient support tools.