Acne Victims Are Helped With Makeovers, Lawsuits
Released on: August 24, 2010, 5:10 am
Jim S. Adler & Associates
Industry: Consumer Services
(800) 339-0606...HOUSTON, TX, August 24, 2010 -- Hiding acne can be easy if you
use the right makeup. Houston-based Heidi Schulze, one of America's
top makeup artists, proves it in a new how-to video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuptUKD_MGg, which transforms a
self-conscious car saleswoman with adult acne into a drop-dead gorgeous
If only more acne sufferers had tried this approach. Instead they took Accutane,
which cleared up their blemishes but also gave many users severe, lifelong and
debilitating digestive disorders that often involved surgery. Now these victims are
taking Accutane creator Roche Pharmaceuticals to court - and they're winning.
A 38-year-old Alabama software engineer who took Accutane in his 20s was finally
forced to have his colon removed almost 15 years after taking the drug to treat a
severe case of acne. In early 2010, a jury awarded him $25 million for his losses
and suffering. Five other recent verdicts have pushed victims' awards to a total of
$56 million, as juries found that Roche did not adequately warn consumers about the
Faced with such Accutane lawsuits and increased competition, Swiss-based Roche took
Accutane off the market last year, after 27 years of sales that reaped billions in
profits. But despite health hazards, generic Accutane remains available, sold as
Claravis, Sotret and Amnesteem. Each has active ingredient Isotretinoin, as did
Isotretinoin medications have been proven to cause an inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD) such as Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, or UC. Often such victims
must have surgery - and many haven't suspected till now that their incurable
condition was the result of taking an acne medication.
That's not to say Accutane hasn't done some good. More than 13 million people took
Accutane during its 27 years on the market, and it permanently cleared up the
pimples of 85 per cent of those with severe acne. But for too many, the health
hazard trade-off has been severe.
A far better solution for acne sufferers is to try Schulze's makeup approach, which
isn't disguised with heavy foundations and powder. Rather, the answer is a light,
mineral-based product applied with a careful, deft touch in the right combination of
colors. And this natural makeup doesn't look like makeup once it's applied.
"Most women with acne make the mistake of using concealers, as they are called, to
cover pimples," Shulze said. "That cakes up the face, doesn't look natural, and
since people with acne have oily skin, the makeup ends up sliding off anyway during
the day. " The mineral product Schulze uses in the video has no oil, so it stays
put, relieving self-conscious sufferers.
Meanwhile, acne sufferers should be wary of generic Accutane products, which remain
available. For those persons, covering, not curing, may be the answer - especially
since the "cure" can be so devastating.
Those who already tried Accutane instead and now face major surgery at least have an
option. They can contact a defective drug lawyer and take their case to court -
where juries so far are taking their side.
Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com can provide American victims of Swiss pharmaceutical
company Roche with a defective drug lawyer in all 50 states. Visit
http://www.Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com and simply apply for a free case evaluation
at Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com, or call toll-free to (800) 339-0606 to explore your
options for an Accutane lawsuit. A legal representative will respond to help you
assess your Accutane side effects case. You may be entitled to substantial economic
recovery for your losses caused by the negligence of a pharmaceutical corporation.
Contact Details: Jim S. Adler & Associates
1900 West Loop South, 20th Floor
Houston, Texas 77027-3214
Director of Public Relations
Back to previous page
Submit your press release