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Dr. Drew talks about the side effects he had from taking popular acne drug Accutane. He started getting back pain and having concentration issues, resulting in three car wrecks within a couple weeks of each other. When he told his dermatologist, the doctor still pressured Drew to keep taking the drug! Luckily Dr. Drew knew better.

Accutane has also been shown to cause depression and suicide in adolescents.

[Accutane comments begin at 4:13.]

On a side note, doctors who perform cosmetic procedures like Botox and prescribe meds for aesthetic reasons are not healthcare providers. Beauty has nothing to do with health. Beauty is a subjective, socially constructed image.

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