HealthDay - Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis"

A new study of more than 45,000 women counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn's disease or colitis.

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 – February 20, 2013  –– 

Researchers found no such link between Accutane (isotretinoin) use and these illnesses, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). "This is the third study published evaluating the association between isotretinoin and inflammatory disease. The two previous studies showed conflicting results," said Dr. Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The new study is published in the February issue of JAMA Dermatology. Learn more