Why can people sue Roche Pharmaceuticals?

Under a theory of product liability, Roche Pharmaceuticals has a duty to warn consumers of known dangers or harmful side-effects that may result after taking a drug. In this case, it is alleged that Roche knew of the potential risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease after taking Accutane, but failed to warn of these dangers. Drug consumers are owed this duty in order for them to make informed decisions regarding whether to take a prescribed medication.

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