CDC Cautions About Pregnancy Among Women Using Accutane

Despite specific warnings about pregnancy prevention while using Accutane, thousands of Accutane patients became pregnant from 1982-2000, the Centers for Disease Control reported last week. In particular, a pictogram with a line across an image of a pregnant woman was misinterpreted by many women to mean that the drug served as birth control. In Jan. 2001, the FDA had issued more explicit warnings in an Accutane Medication Guide.