Marketing firm to pay up to $8.5M over renewal policy
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A company that sold ProActiv acne treatments and Wen hair products will pay up to $8.5 million to settle a California lawsuit that said it didn't get customer consent for automatic renewal payments on their credit cards.
Authorities Monday said Guthy-Renker LLC also agreed to more clearly display its automatic renewal policy for products on its website.
More than 500 lawsuits against acne drug maker are dismissed
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal disease provided adequate warnings about the drug's side effects, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in dismissing more than 500 lawsuits against the company.
Court nixes plaintiffs’ experts in acne drug lawsuit
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court says plaintiffs suing the maker of an acne drug can't present some expert testimony that seeks to cast doubt on the drugmaker's claims.
More than two thousand plaintiffs contend there is a link between the drug Accutane and Crohn's disease, a chronic gastrointestinal illness.
Drug maker Hoffman LaRoche cites studies published in the years since earlier suits were settled that conclude there's no causal relation.
NEW YORK (AP) — The online video star named Dr. Pimple Popper, who films herself squeezing pus from acne, is a different kind of voyeur when she's off the clock.
Dr. Sandra Lee likes to search for mukbangs, a Korean term for people who film themselves eating large amounts of food while interacting with the camera.
"I'm just shocked at how much food that they're eating," laughed Lee in a recent interview. "I'm like, 'Look at them — they're stuffing their face with all those noodles.'"
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(NAPSI)—According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, and 85 percent of people ages 12 to 24 will experience at least mild acne.1
It’s also one thing that prompts teens to pause before posting their “selfies” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, a new survey has found.2
Ruby Rose's germ-infested phone has caused her to develop pimples on her face.
The 'Pitch Perfect 3' actress has spent the past week or so doing telephone interviews and promotional shoots for the forthcoming musical movie, but she has been told that she's suffered an allergic reaction to the hotel pillows she's been sleeping on and bacteria from the mobile she's been using has been festering in her right cheek.
Lynn Roanhorse launched a skin care line for Native Americans two years ago, after years of research prompted by the toll acne was taking on young people’s self-esteem.
Growing up in Greenwich, Marisa Arredondo never envisioned herself on TV.
The former Wall Street analyst turned entrepreneur recalls how public settings frequently caused her anxiety as a teenager. Whether she was spending an afternoon at Greenwich Point or playing tennis, she worried that the makeup she used to hide her skin blemishes would wash off or bleed onto her white tennis blouse.
AP Interview: Fury wins acne battle, targets world title
WINDERMERE, England (AP) — Hughie Fury's journey to a shot at the world heavyweight title began when he quit school at the age of 12 and traveled alone to boxing gyms around England, teaching himself to read by looking at signposts.
It continued into his teens when he was struck by a rare, energy-sapping skin condition that led to bouts of dizziness during fights and sustained vomiting after them, and later sent him into a state of depression and despair.
Robert Pattinson’s acting with acne
Court reinstates man’s $25 million award in acne drug case
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court has reinstated a $25 million jury award for an Alabama man who became seriously ill after taking an acne drug.
Andrew McCarrell sued pharmaceuticals company Hoffman LaRoche in 2003, claiming Accutane caused medical problems that led to doctors removing his colon and rectum.
Expert at Baylor gives insight on rarely talked about women’s health condition
Many women dread their menstrual cycle each month, whether it is because of painful cramps, bloating or even hormonal acne. But missed periods may also be a significant cause for concern, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
The most common reason for missed or irregular periods is due to a health condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).