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James Sillcock's parents welcome acne drug review

A father campaigning for a ban on a controversial acne drug taken by his son who committed suicide 10 years later, has welcomed a government decision to review its use.

James Sillcock, from Bapchild near Sittingbourne, Kent, took his own life in 2012, blaming Roaccutane for causing his depression.

The Government has commissioned a review of the medication and its side effects, while manufacturer Roche said it was committed to ensuring its medicines were taken as safely as possible.

South East Today reporter Piers Hopkirk spoke to Melvin Sillcock and Lib Dem MP Sir Nick Harvey, an anti-Roaccutane campaigner.

  • 29 Apr 2014